Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Carbon Wisdom of Rex Murphy “We're freezing! Isn't it great? The carbon tax must be working!”

The Carbon Wisdom of Rex Murphy as written by Harold aka Geofish.
Check out the charts geofish has posted- I’ll include  just one below.
"Renewable Energy" will save the world?
Then we’ll read some of Mr Murphy’s oped:

British Columbia
We're freezing! Isn't it great? The Carbon Tax Must Be Working!
"Recent news report: Thanks to the recent deep freeze in North America, Calgary Zoo had to take extreme measures to protect its animals from the weather — including even the most naturally cold-resistant (animals on earth), the zoo’s king penguins

It’s good to see the carbon (dioxide) tax is working so effectually. Especially in areas out West, where it is most critically needed. The Prairie provinces in particular have for years, decades, even earlier been plagued by severely milquetoast weather during the winter season — weather described by more than one hardy farmer as “one parka, no mittens” days.
If you live in the tough northern regions of any of those provinces, a single parka is known as the Prairie swimsuit. “What’s the point of winter without icicles from your eyebrows and hoarfrost on the morning cornflakes?” asks more than one disappointed Westerner.
    What’s the point of winter without icicles from your eyebrows?
frozen noodles on a plate, Calgary
Who can question that without the intervention of the carbon tax, the residents of that beautiful city would probably be sweltering right now in the low -30s. It’s been a boon in unforeseen ways. More than a few doughty travellers cancelled their annual vacation to Siberia (“where they have real winters”), saving them thousands of dollars in flights and hotels, because, thanks to the efficacy of the global warming tax “we can now enjoy the full winter delights of a Siberian winter right here in our home city. We’ve thrown out the Speak Russian in Six Days guidebooks.”

Some were skeptical (your author may have been among them) when it was first mooted that putting a tax on fuel and gasoline would actually lower global temperatures. (Boy, are our faces red!) But there are no skeptics now in a winter wonderland when even the migrant polar bears show up in shawls and foot warmers, and every engine block has its own monogrammed electric blanket.
Nor is the benefit confined just to the Prairie three. Further west, poor British Columbia, where snow in January was but a picture on the garage calendar; Vancouver, where people were plunged into an annual depression by the spectacle of premature blooms and the peep of green lawns before February; they are seeing the change and are welcoming it.
“We’d almost given up on winter” said one resident I plan to talk to: ”Frankly, I’m sick of godd–mn flowers in January.” And who could blame him?
Well, B.C. led the way, being among the first to welcome the carbon tax and bring their winters into line with the Canadian experience. It’s changed attitudes. Says another I may encounter: “How we envied Newfoundland with its snow storms and blizzards, high winds and blocked roads, the weekly sleet storms and the train of power outages. Since the carbon tax we’re been waiting for the evidence it works. And this winter, especially during the past few weeks, has been everything we ever wanted.”
And there’s even more good news. The beloved carbon tax, by lowering temperatures to bare survival limits, has greatly aggravated the demand for electricity to heat homes and businesses. The demand in Alberta, for example is at “an all-time peak,” in obedience to the equation that the colder it gets, the harder it is to keep warm. So the power plants (and the windmills that alone keep them humming) are at an all-time record functioning. Maybe a few are burning oil or coal, but there is really no need to spoil this tale by mentioning that?"
High winds and heavy snow cause white-out conditions in St. John’s, N.L., on Jan.17, 2020. The city has declared a state of emergency.

'Long ways to go': Day 5 of state of emergency in St. John's after massive blizzard

For those who don't know the east coast was hammered with a record breaking snow and cold storm, to beat all storms, but pay no mind to that fact.

"A cooler Canada. That’s what almost every citizen wants. Who wants sand and sun, beach balls and sun-bathing? That’s for sissies. And as the years roll by and the carbon tax bites deeper and deeper, this rugged country will shiver its way into the record books."

Cold is still and will always be the absence of warmth


  1. That was morbidly funny. One of my favorites:

    ..icebergs in the harbour, and seals clustered around a space heater (powered by bicycle generators) warming their little flippers. We’ll know then that the fight against global warming has been won.

    1. Yes, it was morbidly funny- I like that description Gwen!