Sunday, January 16, 2011

ZenTiger AGW blame not worth the toilet paper it was written on

A huge forest fire in Israel in December generated a strong statement from Greenpeace:

“Greenpeace wishes to emphasize that this fire is a direct expression of the effects of climate change and global warming which threaten us all. Climate change is already here and it is taking a heavy human toll! We are at the beginning of the month of December and are experiencing summer temperatures and no rain. If there were rains this year, the ground and trees would have been wet and a fire of this sort would not have raged out of control in such a devastating way. Fires such as these can be expected to take place more frequently and in larger scales as a result of climate change.

Israel must take this warning sign seriously and take immediate measures in order to eradicate the effects of climate change. Israel must cancel its plans to construct another coal plant, reduce use of fossil fuels, and realize that we are dealing with an international struggle.

The rains might be coming late this year for Israel, but it would help if an environmentalist? at a Rainbow Camp in the area hadn't set it off in the first place by lighting her toilet paper at a time of hot dry weather!

The cause of this particular fire was, sadly enough, the good intentions of a participant in the Rainbow Festival that was being held at the site. For ecological reasons, she burned toilet paper she had used so as not to leave it in nature

How unfortunate that "ecological reasons" can do so much damage to the environment.

And how was the fire put out? Well, the rains finally came which helped mop up the fires. As of two days ago, Israel are on stand-by for potential floods as heavy rain sweeps across the Mediterranean Sea and Egypt.

Meanwhile, I note that Greenpeace in the above extract urged Israel to not build any more coal fired power stations, and the NZ Greens told the Queenslanders to consider ending their coal production to save themselves from further flooding. Is this a common theme that will continue through 2011?

4 comment(s):

Psycho Milt said...

...she burned toilet paper she had used so as not to leave it in nature...

Er, what? Because neither her waste nor her toilet paper were biodegradable, perhaps? Maybe environmentalists really do come from another planet...

ZenTiger said...

No doubt she was following a Yogi bear Enviro-Friendly camping guide which suggests burning waste material, which is only one of many methods.

On the other hand, there are a hierarchy of bush craft rules to observe, such as not stuffing around with fire when surrounded by hot, dry, flammable tinder.

I haven't been able to find out who organised the Rainbow Festival. I have a sneaking suspicion it was Greenpeace, but they may have picked up some other bush craft from the camp: Cover your tracks.

John Tertullian and Contra Celsum said...

Zen, reading this, I thought "Ol Zen is taking the mickey again"--expecting to see the "sarcasm" tag at the bottom of the post. Your post goes to show once again that amongst the rabid greenists life imitates farce. Lol

KG said...

Greenies are self-satirising, John.

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