Greens to Hockey Fans: The Sky is Falling!
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  • Sam L.

    They really do love to lie to us. The lies will get bigger as we refuse to listen to them.

  • Michael Creighton’s State of Fear explores the connection between the green movement and the media which corrupts everything it touches – not just environmental politics. Scientists are no longer patient seekers of truth, but political activists. Compare the cliamategagte emails to the behavior of Eddington after WW1 when it fell to him to confirm or deny Einstein’s theory of relativity by photographing an eclipse. According to a biography of Einstein I read recently Eddington did not want the theory to prove true and Einstein was a German scientist and therefore a political enemy. Eddington looked at the plates in the field and announced they didn’t appear to support Einstein, but he had to conduct more exact measurements before he could be sure. He was a real scientist and a real mensch so he told the truth and didn’t try ‘to hide the bend ‘ in the light. Scientists who lie whether they work for BP or the East Anglia Propaganda Works are knaves and fools who blind us to whatever real dangers their may be. They need to be sat down by their mothers and read the story of The Boy who Cried Wolf until they get it.

  • Peter the Not-so-Great

    There’s one aspect of the greens’ press release that seems almost quaint. Even if their dire warnings are correct and pond-hockey weather disappears forever, how many Canadians would be affected, i.e. how many Canadians actually play hockey on ponds anymore? Even the smallest towns in my part of the country have indoor hockey rinks which rent ice time to amateur teams. Medium-sized cities (like my own, approx. 250000 residents) have dozens of such rinks, a sizable percentage of which remain in operation year-round; you and your buddies can play pick-up hockey in a July heat-wave if you want, and many people do. (Now that I think about it, I’m surprised the environmentalists aren’t condemning amateur hockey players because of this, since it takes a lot of energy to keep an indoor skating rink running in 30+ degree Celsius weather.)

  • Kris

    After examining the trends in obesity, I predict the imminent disappearance of pond hockey due to most potential participants reaching weights of 450 kilos. I have submitted my paper to Nature. And shut up, you obesity deniers!

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