Monday, June 11, 2007

Why I believe in global warming

Last week, SW said: "Next you'll tell me that you believe in Global Warming because Al 'Fathead' Gore told you to."

Actually, no.

I believe in global warming, because George W. Bush does: "Beginning in June 2001, President Bush has consistently acknowledged climate change is occurring and humans are contributing to the problem."

The mystery is why so many Conservatives continue to tell themselves that Global Warming is a hoax perpetrated by pointy-headed intellectuals.

True story
A few years back at parshas Noach, I was in attendance at a Parsha shiur delivered by a distinguished Hasid from one of the well-known families. He intimated that it is his belief that the earth is warming.

The crowd tittered. One brave soul raised his hand and challenged the assertion:

Brave Soul: ...says in posuk that the seasons will never change!

Hasid: Yes, but that means The Ribono Shel Olam (ie: God) won't ever change the seasons. It doesn't mean that we lack the ability to cause the change on ouur own.

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