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Unintended comedic device – AGW

March 29, 2010

There are two possible follow up questions I wished they had asked about this statement by a renown climatologist.

From The Guardian, UK:I don’t think we’re yet evolved to the point where we’re clever enough to handle a complex a situation as climate change,” said Lovelock in his first in-depth interview since the theft of the UEA emails last November. “The inertia of humans is so huge that you can’t really do anything meaningful.

One of the main obstructions to meaningful action is “modern democracy”, he added. “Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.”

So, let me get this straight. Humanity can’t do anything about the coming apocolypse of climate change, but we should forget about democracy because central planners can do something to prevent it?

Just asking: are those central planners capable of fixing the situation in a non democratic fashion also members of the human race that happens to have that under-evolved brain cortex preventing them from properly dealing with all the complexities – or were we going to “Star Trek transport” a different alien species onto the planet? Pirates Cove is also bemused….

What’s sad is that the guy isn’t laughing – he is dead serious with no hint of irony, no one bursting through the door saying “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”


UPDATE: on the upside, the Hot Air guys at least get the joke without the rim shot….and Ditto to Sister Toldjah

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