Friday, June 20, 2008

Global Warming, Earthquakes and Aliens from Outer Space

Marc Sheppard, writing in American Thinker, takes a look at just how loopy global warming mania is gettting. For instance, Sheppard gives us the real story on Tom Chalko who claims that global warming has increased the intensity of earthquakes fivefold in the past 20 years. It turns out that Chalko has no sound evidence whatsoever for his theory nor for his previous one about global warming heating up the earth's core so that it explodes!

Oh yes, Chalko also has no evidence for his belief (and I'm not making this up) in the Thiaoouba Prophecy, which preaches that advanced beings from the planet Thiaoouba abduct one Earthling every century and impart unto the chosen-one the true meaning of life. (Is Al Gore the one for this century? Oh, please take him!)

But sheer nuttiness didn't stop CBS News,the Associated Press and, through them, a whole lot of newspapers, websites and local TV stations, from passing along Chalko's wild earthquake claims. Hysteria, when it is of a politically-correct nature, is okay by the press.

Chicken Little lives.