Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chilling.

The temperature has dropped below freezing and it's snow and hail here. There might be a reason for that.

The UK has just elected a new government, with a massive public voting declaration of 'don't care'. Nobody won it. There has been a lot of behind-the-scenes horsetrading in the last few days and now we will have a weak Conservative government propped up by Liberal Democrats until the whole lot collapses and we'll have to vote again. It shouldn't take long.

In this election, for the first time, a Green MP won a seat. Since then, the weather has returned to winter.

Last October our government met to discuss global warming and how much tax they could squeeze out of us for it. It snowed. The first time we'd seen snow in October for a very long time.

Then there was the Copenhagen meeting where lots of governments discussed global warming and how much tax they could squeeze out of us for it. We had the coldest and longest winter in memory and Washington looked like a scene from a natural-disaster movie. Around here, gardens that had been established for decades have been ruined by one single winter.

The tax issue mystifies me. How does taking more money from us solve anything? Are they going to bribe the planet to stay cool?

Every time the people of this planet get worked up about global warming, the temperature drops. I wonder if it's connected to Jung's 'collective unconscious' with perhaps some form of telekinesis thrown in. When so many people are trying to wish-away global warming, are they producing a cooling effect?

If so, it's a bad thing because the planet isn't warming.

Not when it's sub-zero in May.

3 comments:

Southern Writer said...

Ouch! Sorry about your weather. That's gotta hurt. I was wondering, and was going to ask, what you thought about your new PM. And I loved that rhetorical question: Are they going to bribe the planet to stay cool? That about says it all.

Regina Richards said...

"The tax issue mystifies me. How does taking more money from us solve anything? Are they going to bribe the planet to stay cool?"

LOL!

Romulus Crowe said...

SW- I'm waiting to see whether it's a case of 'meet the new boss...'

So far, his 'change' agenda hasn't changed anything but it's early days.

Regina - money seems to be what everything is about now. I seem to remember a time when it wasn't like that.

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