October 29, 2009

You'll pry my hot shower from my cold dead hands

The subject line above fully encapsulates my thoughts on this piece of idiocy linked by the Puppy Blender:


So to stop the Earth from burning up in a CO2 induced conflagration, I should

  • Unbirth my children
  • Eat my pets
  • Stop taking hot showers
  • Stop eating meat
  • Replace my sub-compact with an even smaller piece of crap that costs more than twice as much as my current vehicle and is likely to need replacement before it passes the 100k mileage mark.

Is that about right? If I do all these things, Gaia will love me and showers blessings on me and mine?

Let's get one thing clear: Gaia is worth whatever I can extract from her wrinkled, rocky hide, and not one thing more.

Posted by Physics Geek at October 29, 2009 07:35 AM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

Circumstances prevented me from having kids. Does that mean I'm still allowed to take hot showers?

This stuff is lunacy. Why do people think we will willingly go back to a pre-Industrial-Revolution standard of living, or that we should?

Posted by: ricki at October 29, 2009 08:48 AM

Ricki, I think your mistake is in assuming the "willing" part. Coercion is part and parcel with this irrational mindset.

Posted by: physics geek at October 29, 2009 08:55 AM

Well, the "willingly" implied, for me, that a lot of folks out here in "flyover country" have guns and ammo...

Posted by: ricki at October 29, 2009 10:53 AM