There seems to be consensus that as the winter approaches there will be a change in the climate. Environmentalist specialist predict that the temperatures will plunge in the up coming months where snow and ice are likely to cause problems in December, January, and February. And apparently Irish musicians are to blame.
Although no scientific evidence proves that increase rates of CO2 have any effect on weather, there are many who believe they do. Since there is a consensus of people who believe that increase rates of CO2 causes global climate change there is an effort to curtail traditional Irish musicians. More specifically the fiddlers and accordionists are the most guilty of contributing to increases in CO2. Apparently a hot lick played on such instruments cause the players to exhale profusely and combined with good ceilli music causes crowds to dance, cavort, and enjoy life. None of this can be allowed, when such jocularity occurs humans tend to breathe at a greater rate and increase the levels of CO2. Now in the past the consensus was that this would cause global warming, but as todays consensus shows these activities cause climate change.
Now not all people go along with the consensus of climate change enthusiasts. Perhaps they have no idea how dangerous using science is these days, perhaps they don’t have an ear for the pied pipers playing, or perhaps they have decided not to join the lemmings heading en mass toward the global warming cliff. Perhaps they are scientists who rely on imperical data, actual numbers not predictive numbers, actual data points, not a fudged hockey stick graph. To those that have an un-biased mind, which is hard to find these days as it is not cool or comfortable to fight the media and the peer pressure of social influences, I thought I’ld add a some logic to the subject.
So here’s a little not so light reading for Irish musicians or other curious minds
Or you can choose to let Oprah be your guide to climate change. Don’t read anything that might make you think for yourself or be an independent thinker. Just remember when you see some hot lick being played by your favorite Irish musicians the CO2 levels will increase and probably the cause for the next super storm. In case the full lecture of Michael Crichton’s was to voluminous for you, I’ll leave with a paragraph I liked. I especially liked that Mr. Chrichton’s logic would let Irish musicians play as hard, lively and as long as they want without any guilt of causing cataclysmic global climate events.
Excerpt from Michael Crichton’s lecture.
Look: If I was selling stock in a company that I told you would be profitable in 2100, would you buy it? Or would you think the idea was so crazy that it must be a scam?
Let’s think back to people in 1900 in, say, New York. If they worried about people in 2000, what would they worry about? Probably: Where would people get enough horses? And what would they do about all the horseshit? Horse pollution was bad in 1900, think how much worse it would be a century later, with so many more people riding horses?
But of course, within a few years, nobody rode horses except for sport. And in 2000, France was getting 80% its power from an energy source that was unknown in 1900. Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Japan were getting more than 30% from this source, unknown in 1900. Remember, people in 1900 didn’t know what an atom was. They didn’t know its structure. They also didn’t know what a radio was, or an airport, or a movie, or a television, or a computer, or a cell phone, or a jet, an antibiotic, a rocket, a satellite, an MRI, ICU, IUD, IBM, IRA, ERA, EEG, EPA, IRS, DOD, PCP, HTML, internet. interferon, instant replay, remote sensing, remote control, speed dialing, gene therapy, gene splicing, genes, spot welding, heat-seeking, bipolar, prozac, leotards, lap dancing, email, tape recorder, CDs, airbags, plastic explosive, plastic, robots, cars, liposuction, transduction, superconduction, dish antennas, step aerobics, smoothies, twelve-step, ultrasound, nylon, rayon, teflon, fiber optics, carpal tunnel, laser surgery, laparoscopy, corneal transplant, kidney transplant, AIDS? None of this would have meant anything to a person in the year 1900. They wouldn’t know what you are talking about.
Now. You tell me you can predict the world of 2100. Tell me it’s even worth thinking about. Our models just carry the present into the future.
Cheers, and never be afraid to live life and play Irish music.