Monday, January 8, 2007

Global Warming threatens "Canadian Identity"

Credit another casualty to the SUV driving climate change reapers: Canadian Identity.


Canada's typically harsh winter weather continued to spare most of the country during the weekend as mild conditions prevailed instead of the snow and deep freeze many would expect at the start of January.

And while many enjoyed the unseasonal treat, others pondered what it all means for Canada's national identity.
Meanwhile the snow continues to fall in Colorado, and Punjab freezes.

And just where does all that money really go? (HT: Darcey)
Olympic skiers Thomas Grandi and Sara Renner held a press conference in December to announce they were joining David Suzuki to fight climate change.

Twice a World Cup gold medal winner, Grandi intends to donate half his circuit winnings this season to the David Suzuki Foundation. Suzuki hopes his “Play It Cool” campaign will also attract the support of other athletes to “help combat global warming.”

When asked about the issue by CBC news, Nancy Greene Raine, Canada’s “female athlete of the century,” expressed reservations about today’s global warming fears. For this, she was lambasted by university and government proponents of the human-caused climate change theory, some even questioning whether she could remain Chancellor of the new Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, B.C. in light of her statements.

“What kind of a role model have we put in place when the chancellor herself gives poorly considered credence to widely discredited extremist opinions such as these?” TRU nursing professor Penny Powers was quoted as asking in the Kamloops Daily News.


Greene Raine remarked, “We don’t know what next week’s weather is going to be. To say in 50 or 100 years, the temperature is going to do this, is a bit of a stretch for me.”

It is a bit of stretch for climate scientists as well. Computer models used to forecast climate decades from now are based on the same fundamentals as models used to predict next week’s weather.

No sensible person would bet much on a seven-day weather forecast, so why should Canada wager billions on what the models predict for a century from now?
Because Comrade Suzuki knows best.