Climate Change

Hundreds of Thousands March in NYC to Warn of 'Climate Change'

Creating a lot of hot air all by themselves

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NEW YORK—Over three hundred thousand activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth—in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.

Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the accordion.

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  1. 5 billion years ago the atmosphere was hydrogen and helium, which was too light to stick around.
    4 billion years ago the atmosphere was carbon dioxide and water.
    3 billion years ago nitrogen-producing and oxygen-producing bacteria were changing the atmosphere into something we would recognize.
    2 billion years ago continental drift started changing circulation currents enough to cause the first glaciation.
    For about the last third of the time since then we have been in an oscillating cold period, one glaciation about every 20,000 years, with about every 5th one being severe.
    The Earth is in a state of constant flux. Attempting to stop it, long term or short, globally or locally, is madness.

    1. The US accounts for 14% of carbon emissions. 40% of our emissions are driven by the generating plants that the EPA is going to regulate. The 2030 EPA target is a 30% reduction in carbon emissions.

      0.14 x 0.40 x 0.30 = 0.0168 = 1.68%

      The EPA regulations–if achieved–will result in a 1.68% global reduction in carbon emissions. If the non-US percentage of emissions grow beyond their current 86% then the US reduction would be even smaller than 1.68%. Not even measurable, and yet we’re going to cripple our economy to pursue it.

      Morons.

  2. The estimate of 300,000 is the organizer estimate, and such estimates are routinely way overcounted. A rule of thumb suggests the actual number is more like 100,000.

  3. Do not worry about it, I say? I as a fat slob (along with the other fat people on the planet) am / are all serving as “human carbon sinks” and tying up significant amounts of carbon in our very fleshy bodies. The EPA can depend on US to sequester enough of that carbon! We do it for “Gaia” you know, and for YOU!!! And, yes, you are welcome!

  4. So what?

    Hundreds of thousands in NYC watched pornography on the Internet yesterday.

  5. Can you imagine the level of human depravity you have to achieve to be part of this crowd?

    I have more respect for ISIS, the Klan and the Shining Path than this gaggle of disgusting misfits.

  6. My question is, did all these people teleport themselves there by machines powered by solar panels and windmills, will self sustaining still suits? How many people drove? How many people flew? What’s the carbon footprint of traveling in general, from staying at hotels and eating at restaurants etc etc? I’m sure there were many who were studious and did everything they could to leave as small a footprint as possible, but I’m sure that the vast majority blew in and are using inefficient, out of town methods of survival and used plenty of carbon to get their asses there in the first place.

    1. The sum total of their smart phone usage alone would likely power a small city in the Ma Bell days….

    2. And how many of them are now promptly committing suicide, since they have come to believe that humans are a disease infecting the planet? That is what is the end point of their thinking, you know… But they want the POLITICALLY INCORRECT people, not their own nobles selves, to do the self-offing sacrifices to Gaia here…

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