Sometimes you get an email, and it’s just so good, you gotta pass it on. I’m not talking about those horrible mushy “It takes guts to say Jesus” things. I’m talking about something that is so fearlessly obvious that most folks just don’t figure it out for themselves. I got one of those today. I have no idea who the original author is, but it really puts things in perspective. (If somebody actually knows who wrote this, please let me know so I can give proper credit.)
The picture I have posted here, because a picture really is worth a 1,000 words, is from this site:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html Do be sure to check it out, because the pictures there are incredible. Apocalyptic, even. Anyway, without further ado, here is the email:
This has been going on 4 Billion years. Long, long long, before mankind, combustion engines, or cattle herds were around to expel carbon dioxide. Nothing really new about climate change on Earth. It’s been going on for Billions of years and it will be going on for billions of years after something has replaced species homo sapiens.
All of you out there in America and across the globe who have fought so hard to tackle the hideous enemy of our planet, namely carbon emissions, you know ….that bogus god you worship of “Climate Change” or “global warming” ….well, I feel it is necessary to inform you of some bad news. It really does pain me to have to bring you this disappointing information.
Are you sitting down?
Okay, here’s the bombshell. The current volcanic eruption going on in Iceland, since its first spewing of volcanic ash this past week, has, to this point, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet.
I know, I know…. (group hug)…it’s very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of: driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up til midnight to finish your kid’s “The Green Revolution” science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, going on vacation to a city park instead of Yosemite, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your $1 light bulbs with $10 light bulbs …well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just the past four days.
The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere in the past four days has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And, those hundreds of thousands of American jobs you helped move to Asia with expensive emissions demands on businesses… you know, the ones that are creating even more emissions than when they were creating American jobs, well I just know that seems worthwhile now.
I’m so sorry. And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud but the fact of the matter is that the brush fire season across the western U.S.A. will start in about two months and those fires will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two years.
But hey, grab a Coke, give the world a hug and have a nice day!