Saturday, January 4, 2020

Is Vos still baffled about climate change? And tilting at windmills?

A timely reminder that Robin Vos remains out on the climate change limb of his choosing, if it hasn't already caught fire: 
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Wednesday [Oct. 30] that climate change is “probably” real but that he’s not sure.
Robin Vos speaks at Racine Tea Party event (8378614585).jpg

Which raises some questions Vos should be answering, including: 

* Did he see this Fox News story on his Tee-Vee Saturday?

Sydney suburb becomes hottest place on earth as temps reach 120 degrees; wildfire death toll reaches 23
* And when he called modern, computer-centered, multi-million dollar wind turbines "windmills"
"For anybody who believes that we're going to solve climate change by just building more windmills and putting solar cells everywhere...
- - is it a secret signal that Vos wants induction into the climate change class clown club which Trump has started, here, and is still yelling about, here
“I never understood wind,” Trump said, according to Mediaite. “I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody. I know it is very expensive. They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here, almost none, but they are manufactured, tremendous — if you are into this — tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right?” 
“So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right spewing, whether it is China or Germany, is going into the air,” the president added.
* Will Vos be the one to tell Trump when he's in Milwaukee for a January 14th rally that wind power turbines, their blades and other green components are indeed made in the US - - like right here in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley and up the lakefront in Manitowoc.

* Plus, did Vos notice this recent, serious, but perhaps way-too-sciency-reporting:

For the first time, scientists have detected the “fingerprint” of human-induced climate change on daily weather patterns at the global scale. If verified by subsequent work, the findings, published Thursday in Nature Climate Change, would upend the long-established narrative that daily weather is distinct from long-term climate change. 
The study’s results also imply that research aimed at assessing the human role in contributing to extreme weather events such as heat waves and floods may be underestimating the contribution.
* Has Vos absorbed any of the images which are rattling reasonable people right now, and which ought to turn doubters and deniers like Vos into believers right now? 
The past week’s images from Australia have been nightmarish: walls of flame, blood-red skies, residents huddled on beaches as they try to escape the inferno. The bush fires have been so intense that they have generated “fire tornadoes” powerful enough to flip over heavy trucks.
The thing is, Australia’s summer of fire is only the latest in a string of catastrophic weather events over the past year: unprecedented flooding in the Midwest, a heat wave in India that sent temperatures to 123 degrees, another heat wave that brought unheard-of temperatures to much of Europe.
And all of these catastrophes were related to climate change.
* Or is this just a nostalgic remembrance of his mentor Scott Walker's mindless destruction of public information when his favorite 'chamber-of-commerce'-minded DNR Secretary hit the delete key on the agency's climate change website?

* Final question: Is there any inquiring going on in the Assembly Speaker's mind? 

From Australia, Saturday evening:


Maynard McKillen said...

"For anybody who believes that we're going to solve climate change by just building more windmills and putting solar cells everywhere..."

Huh, clever piece of misdirection there. Clever and stupid.

Who is out there saying we "just" need to build more 'windmills' and activate more solar panels? "Just."

Reversing the effects of human activity on global climate, as any actual scientist or interested student who makes the effort to study the problem knows, will be a task much more comprehensive and diverse than "just" building wind turbines and installing solar panels.

Which self-absorbed idiots and "I-did-it-myself" one-percenters is this fool dog whistling at?

The stench of weasel radiates from this guy like the stink off of a skunk. You detect it a mile away.

Maynard McKillen said...

I invite readers to read aloud that Dolt45 quote.
It is easily the most incoherent, most non-sequitur-stuffed nonsense sprinkled over word salad I have read since...well, since the last time this clown in makeup spoke off-script.
Funny thing: this clown, this cranial vacuum, this rabid bag of pathologies, this caricature of a human isn't funny.
Funny thing: electroshock therapy might actually make the creature more coherent. It won't cure him of his pathologies, though. Solitary confinement would protect the public from his various outgassings, however.