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Apocalypse Now -- Or Else


James Delingpole has a great round-up of enranged warm-mongers furious at the “failure” of Nopenhagen/Copenhoaxin’. The Guardian’s George Monbiot:

Goodbye Africa, goodbye south Asia; goodbye glaciers and sea ice, coral reefs and rainforest. It was nice knowing you. Not that we really cared.

Bitter. But his fellow ecopalyptic Polly Toynbee says bring it on:

What would it take? A tidal wave destroying New York maybe – New Orleans was the wrong people – with London, St Petersburg and Shanghai wiped out all at once.

While George and Polly are pitching opening scenes for The Day After The Day After Tomorrow, Henrik Boehme of Deutsche Welle remains calm. Nonetheless, it is testament to the insanity that has gripped the global media that a respected reporter, copy editor, and editor all approve lines like this with nary a thought:

Copenhagen has proven a failure. This is a strong blow to preventing climate change.

The climate has been “changing” for billions of years. Who are you to presume to “prevent” it? From the barely veiled neo-fascistic whiff of Polly Toynbee’s final paragraphs, you get the feeling that what most annoys this crowd is that they’ve been denied a shot at the ultimate exercise in universal Big Government.

However, it’s not all bad news:

DUBLIN — When world leaders in Copenhagen argue for days in knife-edge talks to save the planet, what more fitting way to relieve the tension than an environmentally-friendly vibrator?

You have to wind it up. Seriously. Given the effortless ease with which Polly and George wind themselves up, the eco-vibrator seems somewhat superfluous to requirements.