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Christmas Trees are Doomed!!! Climate Alarmism 101 — A Massive Failure

I stumbled across this article posted on the website Grist — a decidedly pro-climate alarmism site.  All of the problems that I have ever run across connected with the Chicken Little Syndrome exhibited by these people can be found in this one article.  This little story is so poorly written, it would get a massive F in any journalism course.

It’s worth a read just to demonstrate how to evaluate these hysteria-driven articles in one easy lesson.  It’s titled  Climate change will ruin Christmas by threatening Christmas trees by Sarah Laskow.

It starts off with the usual fear-mongering ominous sounding “It will take six to 10 years, but Christmas is ruined.”  Doesn’t this sound remarkably similar to the equally horrifying headlines from a couple of years ago stating that children in the UK will never know what snow is.  We all know how that turned out as, recently, the UK is experiencing some of the coldest, snowiest winters on record.

Sarah quotes an article from Think Progress which deals with poor Christmas tree crops in a couple of northern states this year.  The Think Progress piece advises that “This is the first year that localized extreme flooding has been said to cause a decrease in Christmas tree crop”.  Just stop and ponder that sentence for a moment and let’s dissect it.  “first year”  “localized” “decrease”   Key words that a normal person would read and say to themselves, “Wow.  Sounds like that one area had some bad luck this year with their trees.”

Unfortunately, we’re not dealing with normal people.  We’re dealing with hysterical juvenile minds that can take any singular event anywhere in this world and explode it to push their fear-mongering agenda.  

Had Sarah stopped at that point, it would have been egregious enough, but she takes it one step further to incite class-envy with this little gem, “Only rich families will be able to afford real trees; less-rich people will be forced to buy plastic trees“.   What’s really funny about that statement is that back in the late 60’s and early 70’s, it was the ‘rich’ people who bought the expensive artificial trees, while the ‘poor folk’ were forced to continue buying the $5 to $10 real trees from their local tree farm.  Or if you were lucky and knew a farmer, you might have been able to go out into their bush and chop down a tree for free.

Do you remember the guilt that was pushed at that time for being so anti-earth that you would dare to kill a tree?

Sarah also takes the opportunity to portray the evil Republican party with this jab, “maybe this will finally get the GOP on board with fixing climate change.”

Sarah ends her nonsense rant with one of the most comical of her assertions that “with climate change, you won’t need to bring greenery inside, because it will be warm enough to go outside. Anyone want to get in on the ground floor of the new Christmas bikini industry?”

Perhaps, in her narrow-focussed, common-sense-deprived little mind she’s unaware that a good number of people already enjoy warm enough weather to be able to go swimming on Christmas Day.  I can’t help but wonder how Christmas bikini sales would fare this year in northern areas with the amount of snow that has already descended upon most parts of the States (including Texas), Canada, the UK and Europe.  Even Jerusalem and Egypt have reported their first snowfall in 100 years this week.

The only emotion that you’re left with is pity for these climate alarmists who just can’t make it through one day without finding something to sound the alarm about.  It’s sadly indicative of how deeply indoctrinated these people are.  Their capacity for free and critical thinking has been quelled into non-existence.

The famous saying that comes to mind with this whole climate scam is this, “If you want to influence the population, start with the least intelligent.” — DQ


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7 Comments on “Christmas Trees are Doomed!!! Climate Alarmism 101 — A Massive Failure”

  1. Uncle Tree December 15, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    I stand with you. Well-said! 🙂 Happy Holidays to all of you!

    • Donna Quixote December 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

      Thank you and the same to you and your family!

  2. justturnright December 17, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Reblogged this on Two Heads are Better Than One and commented:
    A wonderful post from one of our oldest blogging buddies……

  3. justturnright December 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Great post, DQ!!
    Hoping you both have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas!!!!


    • Donna Quixote December 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

      Thank you JT. All the best and Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a very safe holiday.

  4. Brad Blake December 19, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    Let’s see, I have the most gorgeous fir tree in my living room, decorated for Christmas, grown right in Newport, Maine. Sunday, we had a foot of snow, last night, we got 8 inches more. In between, the temp plummeted to minus 8 degrees F. On the calendar is ain’t even winter yet! But it seems like a regular “old fashioned” winter here in Maine! Merry Christmas, everyone and enjoy a snowy, cold, typical winter if you live in the northern latitudes!

    • Donna Quixote December 19, 2013 at 5:52 am #

      Hi Brad! Thanks for the comment! With another major snowstorm heading this way over the weekend, it’s starting to feel like the winters we had as a child in Southern Ontario.
      We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe Christmas.

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