I’ve lost count of how many times this blog has highlighted the extraordinary consistency with which politicians and scientists working in concert manage to achieve the exact opposite of what they are aiming for.
One might be tempted to think that the first step in proposing a scientific solution to any problem is to first understand what harm the unintended consequences of your solution might cause. And then having stepped back, looked at the bigger picture and thought OMFG, that’s not good, maybe reconsider. It should be a no brainer, so what does that say about the science that keeps leading its practicioners into the same trap?
Still, as any comedian knows if a joke is worth doing once it is worth doing a thousand times, so here we go again with the latest variation on a theme.
A report in The Daily Telegraph tells us the orang-utan population of Indonesia is being driven to the brink of extinction thanks to the massive deforestation underway to satisfy the rapidly growing demand for palm oil as a clean, green, sustainable biofuel.
Some scientists estimate that as many as 95 percent of the orang-utans native to Sumatra have already been wiped out.
Isn’t it ironic that the Warmageddonist mob are so humourless they will never see the irony in this?
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