Your Curmudgeon doesn’t blog much about climate change because we’ve never studied it. Our assumption is that climate scientists know what they’re talking about and politicians don’t, but that’s pretty much all we have to say.
Today, however, we found something amusing enough to break our customary silence. It’s a letter-to-the-editor, but because it’s off-topic, it won’t be included in our “Creationist Wisdom” collection. We found it in the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It’s titled God, not teenager, controls weather. The newspaper has a comments section — with no comments yet.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Robert. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
In September, a Manhattan teenage rebellion was on display for all the world to see. [We didn’t see it.] Witness Sweden’s poster girl for science, technology, engineering and math, Greta Thunberg, tumble out of the sky and entice America schoolchildren to cut class simply because they aren’t granted enough snow days.
He’s talking about 16-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden, who already has a write-up in Wikipedia. You’ve probably seen her in the news talking about climate change. Robert has seen her too, and he’s all upset. He says:
Thunberg took a know-it-all attitude as she lectured world leaders. Claiming to speak for her generation and adding that she shouldn’t even be here [Huh?], “Rapunzel” made no mention of Sweden’s obscenely high abortion rate.
We’ll ignore the irrelevant issue of abortion, and a couple of other irrelevancies he mentions next. After that stuff Robert tells us:
Instead, the drama princess [Hee hee!] cited an alarmist “Useless Nations” report that – short of the sun itself actually falling out of the sky – blamed global warming for all calamities of nature.
We didn’t watch her speech, so we have no idea how accurate Robert’s account is. It doesn’t matter. Now he lurches into what we think of as creationist territory:
None of Thunberg’s junk scientists are Christian. [Gasp!] None believe the Bible is the literal word of God. [Egad!] They believe in evolution, not Adam and Eve. [Evolution? Aaaargh!!]
Good, huh? He continues:
Yet, Genesis 7 does speak of climate change. [Really?] The year God flooded the world was the year the climate changed.
Wowie — he brought the Flood into it. Let’s read on:
Afterward, God promised that he would never again punish the world with a second global flood. In spite of this, global warmers such as Thunberg continue to have a morbid fear of drowning.
They’re all fools! And now we come to the end:
Remember, God controls the weather, Greta, not you.
A powerful letter indeed! And now that Robert has rebutted everything she said, we’ll probably never hear from Greta again.
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