Here’s a bit of earthy mirth for Earth Day 2016.
Inspired by the atmospheric angst of the November-December 2015 Paris climate change conference, late last year, we proposed new weather wonkery c our versions of popular meteorological anecdotes like the witticisms of old that folks frequently used to stay ahead of storms. For example, one of the most familiar traditional axioms is “red sky in morning, sailors take warning; red sky at night, sailors delight.”
We proffered alternative, snarky sayings like: “green guy in mourning, taxpayers take warning,” and “a warm December is climate change to remember, a cold July is a denier’s lie.”
Well, it’s a new year, new season, new election cycle, new Earth Day. Time for new wisecracks.
Curtailing U.S. and European industrialization is in vogue with climate activists, while at the same time they seem to give a pass to big polluters in India and China. So, apparently:
When a carbon footprint stomps West,
Time to rein in the very Best.
When a carbon footprint stomps East,
Time to unleash the fiery Beast.
As for the endorsement of climate calamity by all those scientific societies via the organization’s ruling-class officers and unelected advisers:
When society officers claim,
(And, heedless of their members, maintain)
That climate doom is lapping our shore,
It’s time for the claim to ignore.
Co-authored by JoAnn Truchan.