Don’t you know that Gen-X and Gen-Y are just SOooo last millennium….
Tonight, while driving to the grocery store, on Public Radio ( a corporation) was a presentation by Mark Hertsgaard. He’s got a book to hawk. In it, he defines “Generation Hot”. That’s anyone born after that date when Hansen testified in Congress (you remember, when they picked the hottest time of the year and then sabotaged the air conditioning…) to proselytize “Global Warming”.
Synopses & Reviews
A fresh take on climate change by a renowned journalist driven to protect his daughter, your kids, and the next generation wholl (sic) inherit the problem For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for outlets including the New Yorker, NPR, Time, Vanity Fair, and The Nation. But the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change had already arrived―a century earlier than forecast―with impacts bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard’s daughter Chiara, now five yea rs (sic) old, is part of what he has dubbed “Generation Hot”–the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with mounting climate disruption.
Yes indeedy, we’re loaded up with all the “usual suspects”. From NPR (a corporation) to New Yorker ( a corporation), Time, Vanity Fair, and The Nation (all corporations). And little did we know, “Climate Change” has already arrived… and, I love this, a whole “century earlier than forecast”!!!! And here I thought it was forecast to have arrived about 1990? So it got here in 1890? Who knew!
And even a sop to “the Children!!!”… who will now spend the rest of their abbreviated lives “coping with mounting climate disruption“. Golly, from Climate Change to Climate Disruption in 2 sentences.
HOT is a father’s cry against climate change, but most of the book focuses on s olutions (sic), offering a deeply reported blueprint for how all of us―as parents, communities, companies and countries―can navigate this unavoidable new era. Combining reporting from across the nation and around the world with personal reflections on his daugh ters (sic) future, Hertsgaard provides “pictures” of what is expected over the next fifty years: Chicagos (sic) climate transformed to resemble Houstons (sic); dwindling water supplies and crop yields at home and abroad; the redesign of New York and other cities against mega-storms and sea-level rise. Above all, he shows who is taking wise, creative precautions. For in the end, HOT is a book about how well (sic) survive.
Next, we have a “blueprint” made via “reporting”. How novel. Perhaps he can “report” on my next house and provide the blueprints so I can dodge those $Thousands of architect fees… He then proceeds to ‘retread’ the same old same old. I think someone needs to tell him that it was a bit colder in Chicago this year than in Houston and that there seems to have been a bit of an excess of water (over the entire tropical zone and in the USA). Oh, and sea level hasn’t risen. Though we have gotten some nice storms (and, if I’m right, NYC will get a nice “megastorm”, though when I was a kid we used to just call them Hurricanes… like the ones we used to get back in the 1800’s a lot. You know, when it was cold…)
Fade To Wayback Machine…
I’m especially fond of the Great Havana Hurricane of 1846 as it ended up in Canada. Just wait until we have another one of those! I can hear it now: “Global Warming Climate Disruption Chaos Superstorm Himmicane Reaches ALL THE WAY TO CANADA!!!!”
Boy, that will be something to see. Just like the old days…
Mid-Atlantic and Northeast
The hurricane caused the Potomac River to reach its highest level in 20 years as tides rose 6.9 feet (2.1 m) above normal.
One hundred yards of the Battery was swept away by pounding surf. Widespread structural damage and heavy rainfall were experienced throughout the Northeastern United States as the hurricane was winding down.
In Hartford, Connecticut, hurricane-force winds destroyed a trestle bridge. Numerous apple orchards in Massachusetts were reported ruined. No deaths are attributed to the hurricane’s passage over New England.
Though a few deaths would make it better fodder for the “Generation HOT Hawkers” as they peddle their wares…
At any rate, I’m sure “well” is how I’ll survive. A bit of Goat Brie (“Woolwich Dairy Inc”) and some “Chuck the Chuck” $2 Buck Merlot from Whole Foods ( a corporation) which is surprisingly drinkable for a ‘table wine’ of the low cost price point. Reminds me of some Italian Chianti of the jug persuasion from a long ago trip… not quite as soft and could do with a year or two of bottle age but still, 2 Bucks?…. and reasonably smooth with a nice fruit to it? Nose is a bit weak, IMHO, but then again I don’t sniff my wine much… but I digress…
At any rate, get ready for the new onslaught of propaganda as the “loony side of left” tries to engage in “Generation Wars, Part 2, Revenge of the Hanseth Lords!” with their clone army of millions…
The WACy side of World Affairs Council
FWIW, the talking points of the presentation (sponsored by The World Affairs Council … a corporation… we need to break here for a sidebar:
Sidebar on the WAC:
Though it took a heck of a lot of digging on their site to find it… they keep calling themselves an ‘organization’ and talk about ‘membership’ like something a ‘community organizer’ would put together. Finally, buried way deep, was this note:
World Affairs Council History: The 1950’s
Posted by Brian Pierce | February 11, 2011
The new World Affairs Council, incorporated on September 12, 1951, quickly established itself as a leading international force in Seattle and the Puget Sound region
OK, yet another of those EVIL RIGHT WING CORPORATIONS!!! (I’m pressing this point as some folks seem very slow to pick up that ‘corporation’ is a form, not a leaning, and can be either Loney Left or Radical Right with equal facility; so I’m pointing out every “left wing” – God how I hate that broken term, but it seems to be the only paradigm they can grasp – corporation and demonstrating how they are quite effective at promoting the “left wing” and socialists agenda.)
Topics on their topic list?
The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan
YPIN: International Women’s Day Celebration! Network with Seattle Women in Development and Global Health!
Ending Violence and Empowering Women in Pakistan & the Muslim World
Women in Politics: A Webcast Conversation with Humaira Awais Shahid and Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles
WHAT WORKS SERIES: Seattle Premiere of No Woman, No Cry with Christy Turlington Burns
Global Classroom: Protest and Participation in the Middle East Exploring News Media Stereotypes and Bias
“Public Exposure” Meet the Young Professionals International Network (YPIN)
Chernobyl 25 Years Later: Lessons Learned? Networking Reception, Discussion, and Photo Exhibit
YPIN Film Screening & Discussion: Africa’s Lost Eden
Yeah, those Evil “Right Wing” Corporations…. no socialist could ever use them to advantage /sarcoff>
But back at the radio show:
He basically painted the usual picture of death, destruction, the inevitable end of the world as we know it. Spent a bit of time praising the taking of property via eminent domain and the Dutch for cutting off debate and “doing something” even when it trampled individual liberty and property. Yup, loves the Dutch… all those ‘communal dikes’ and all. “No one person can defend against the sea”… Basically, a great deal of praise for “collectivist action”.
Then I went in the store and missed the rest. Well, I didn’t hear it, but I didn’t actually miss it ;-)
At any rate, gear up people, cause it looks like they want to start a Generational War… Arm yourself with the truth and ‘splain things to a kid near you.
(For the inevitable Dutchman who gets bent feelings: My family is partly from the low areas of Deutschland from before folks bothered to keep track of who was German and who was Dutch. Most likely we are kin, to some degree. I’m of a “Pennsylvania Dutch” background and that, unfortunately, is just a bit ambiguous in the modern age of those places being different countries. They spent a while in Switzerland, too, just to make it fun trying to put myself in a box… At any rate, I take liberties with the Dutch because you can do that with your relatives. Oh, and the family still does communal barn raisings too… back east somewhere… I’d love to find one to participate in, but not too many “Old Order Amish” in Silly Con Valley ;-)