An American Weatherman and TV host has come up with a challenge for the Greens - the Greens who want to take us back to the horse-and-buggy days. The Greens who don't want us to reduce fuel to help stave off fires.
The Weatherman is Pat Sajak. His article is titled:
Manmade Global Warming: The Solution (Link to full article in title)
After discussing how AGW has become like a religion for both sides. But the nub is his challenge for the True Believers of the Church of Manmade Global Warming. He puts them at about a third of the population. Take it away, Pat:
The other two-thirds are merely ignorant, so they can hardly be blamed for their actions.
Now, if those True Believers would give up their cars and big homes and truly change the way they live, I can’t imagine that there wouldn’t be some measurable impact on the Earth in just a few short years. I’m not talking about recycling Evian bottles, but truly simplifying their lives. Even if you were, say, a former Vice President, you would give up extra homes and jets and limos. I see communes with organic farms and lives freed from polluting technology.
Then, when the rest of us saw the results of their actions—you know, the earth cooling, oceans lowering, polar bears frolicking and glaciers growing—we would see the error of our ways and join the crusade voluntarily and enthusiastically.
How about it? Why wait for governments to change us? You who have already seen the light have it within your grasp to act in concert with each other and change the world forever. And I hate to be a scold, but you have a special obligation to do it because you believe it so strongly. Then, instead of looking at isolated tree rings and computer models, you’d have real results to point to, and even the skeptics would see the error of their ways and join you.
So start Tweeting each other and get the ball rolling. We’ll anxiously await results. See, I told you I had the solution. My work here is done.