atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#3283: Malthus rides again!

Unless we give up civilization, Earth is gonna suck in 2050. "Hot, crowded, and running out of fuel!" is the scary headline.
...[T]he report warns the result will be the "locking in" of global warming, with a rise of as much as 6° C (about 10.8° F) predicted by the end of the century. Combined with other knock-on effects of population growth on biodiversity, water and health; the report asserts that the ensuing environmental degradation will result in consequences "that could endanger two centuries of rising living standards."
In other words, unless we give up those rising living standards right now we might be forced to give them up in 2050.

Even though there is no global warming and hasn't been any since 1997, giving the lie to "human carbon emissions are causing global warming!"

Arse Technica: The Global Warming Resource.

I don't know how many times I've dealt with this Malthusian nonsense here, but I'm getting pretty tired of doing it.

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So in this mystical story about the happenings at a fictional technical university in the Pacific northwest, there's a scene where the main character sings a song to himself. I actually woke up this morning thinking about this scene, but today's Red and Rover decided me on posting about it. Here's today's strip:

But in my story, Goober sings this:
Oh, I'm glad I'm not an Oscar Mayer wiener,
'Cause people would consume me,
And, oh boy, would that hurt.
Oh, I'm glad I'm not an Oscar Mayer wiener,
'Cause that would mean that
I'd be quite inert.
To be honest, wishing you were food is probably a sign of mental illness....

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And to continue the humorous theme, we have DUELING PRESIDENTS!

First up, Rutherford P. Hayes:

Second up, MC Wingnuthead:

There are just some things about this 21st century of which I do not approve.

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