Thursday, August 25, 2011

Is there anything that doesn't cause Global Warming?

Housewives of the world unite!  All you have to lose is your fabric softener!
Scented laundry products emit hazardous chemicals through dryer vents.
And reader Wolfman emails to point out that CNN (once again) gets the story wrong:
Global Warming makes east coast earthquakes stronger.
Look, get with the program, will you?  Space Aliens cause stronger east coast earthquakes because they hate all this Global Warming that we're causing.

[rolls eyes]

Me, I think that government grants funding junk science cause Global Warming.  Well, I do.

And Wolfman gets the last word, because it's filled with snarky goodness:
Eh... the science is settled, after all. Next time I get a speeding ticket, maybe I'll tell the Judge Global warming caused my speedometer to malfunction...



Marty said...

I heard that soldiers farting causes global warming. Stupid MREs.

ProudHillbilly said...

The earthquake one makes me want to smack someone...

Old NFO said...

Hell, I'm going to have to remember that :-)

Quizikle said...

"government grants funding junk science cause Global Warming"

Yep! Since the government only funds the research that promises to produce the desired/expected results, I have to agree. No funding, no Global Warming.

Goober said...

In the linked article, she wasn't citing anthropogenic global warming as the reason for this earthquake. She was citing the warming when the last ice age died out and the ice sheets over the area melted away. The earth moves on a very slow timetable, and the rock in the east coast is still rebounding now, 14,000 years later. That is the current theory as to why there are earthquakes there when there really shouldn't be. This wasn't global warmongering.

SiGraybeard said...

Read the first link. Oh. My. God.

“This is an interesting source of pollution because emissions from dryer vents are essentially unregulated and unmonitored,” said lead author Anne Steinemann, a UW professor of civil and environmental engineering and of public affairs. “If they’re coming out of a smokestack or tail pipe, they’re regulated, but if they’re coming out of a dryer vent, they’re not.”

I know what we need! We don't have enough regulations in this country! We have to pass more!

Later on they show just how bad this problem is:

The researchers estimate that in the Seattle area, where the study was conducted, acetaldehyde emissions from this brand of laundry detergent would be equivalent to 3 percent of the total acetaldehyde emissions coming from automobiles. Emissions from the top five brands, they estimate, would constitute about 6 percent of automobiles’ acetaldehyde emissions.

OMG!!! It can be as much as 6% of the automobile emissions!!!11!!

When you get to levels like this it's time to pat everyone on their pointy little heads, thank them for getting the world so clean we need to worry about drier vents and lawn mowers, then close the EPA. Blow up the buildings so they can't get back in and cause more damage.

Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.