The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Monday, December 10, 2007

A Perverse Solution

It appears that those who are absolutely convinced that humans are the primary cause of global warming, may have inadvertently stumbled upon a perverse solution to the earth’s temperature increase.

The “solution” has its roots elsewhere. Many who have embraced anthropogenic global warming have also embraced the NIE estimate that Iran has terminated its nuclear weapons program, extrapolating a single sentence in the NIE report to surmise that Iran has no nuclear intentions (despite clear factual evidence to the contrary). For that reason they believe the only reasonable strategy is to exclude even the threat of force and enter into “talks” with Iran (Barach Obama suggests we do this at the Presidential level) in hopes of “understanding our adversaries” and convincing them that we can all live together—Christians, Muslims, and Jews—not to mention Hindus, Buddists …

But how are global warming and Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons connected? If we do nothing to preempt their efforts, Iran will have a nuclear weapon(s) within 3 to 5 years. And once that happens, long before we’re all submerged by the rising oceans that Al Gore breathlessly predicts, Iran just might initiate an event that will precipitate countervailing climate change –- nuclear winter.

Something tells me that’s not a “solution” that anyone wants – except maybe Mahmoud Ahmadinejad .