Let's All Go Hug A Tree

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Seacowboys, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Are you sitting down?
    Okay, here's the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland, since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – all of you.

    Of course you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress – it’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow, and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans, and all animal life.

    I know, it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of: driving Priushybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till 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, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs...well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.

    The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes - FOUR DAYS ONLY by that volcano in Iceland, has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud any one time - EVERY DAY.

    I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in its entire YEARS on earth. Yes folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over one year – think about it.

    Of course I shouldn't spoil this touchy-feely tree-hugging moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening, despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.

    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 USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.

    Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping new carbon tax on you on the basis of the bogus “human-caused” climate change scenario.

    Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention “Global Warming” any more, but just “Climate Change” - you know why? It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bull artists got caught with their pants down.

    And just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme – that whopping new tax – imposed on you, that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer. It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.

    But hey, relax, give the world a hug and have a nice day!

    PS: I wonder if Iceland is buying carbon offsets?
    Cephus, Tracy, Sapper John and 6 others like this.
  2. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    love it :D
  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    It's even easier to be a tree hugger.

    Save a tree. Eat a beaver.

    them dam things kill so many trees!

    I'll do my part to preserve the forest.
  4. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I heard today on NPR that Australia is trying to pass a 25AUD per tonne tax on carbon emissions.

    Well their economy is just about to be screwed. In 5 years it will morph into a cap and trade system.

    At least we can see how it works for them before we jump in without looking anyway.
  5. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Hey let's make volcanos illegal!
  6. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    No not make volcano's illeagle, just tax em' And for all you tree huggers out there, I don't even hug a tree before I cut it down. Makes great firewood and also lets in more sunlight for my solar panels !
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    My Stihl loves to hug trees.
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I have to keep my Husqui tethered, or it'll hug every tree from here to the horizon.
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Matter of fact, I am going to spend the remainder of my afternoon hugging the trees I already cut down with my splitter. Making big ones into little ones for firewood that will put more carbon in the air.
  10. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Reminds me of an old joke...

    Nice post, Sea! :lol: @ Prius - I wouldn't drive one if I had to.
  11. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Me either, the thought of being IN one them soda cans waiting to be squished....... :sick:

    Not to mention the embarassment of being seen Driving One!!! "Why Yes, I have been to the Vet for Spay & Neuter Day! No, no I don't own any Pets, it was the best ObamaCare would pay for to have my manhood removed"
  12. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I will not hug a tree and give anyone reason to call me a dendriphiliac! FYI, if you don't know what that is, you don't WANT to know.
  13. goinpostal

    goinpostal Monkey+++

    My Sister inlaw has an inlaw that got CAUGHT in New Orleans.Lets just say He took the expresion"Any port in a storm"a little to far one night when he was drunk.The actual charge He was arrested for was"Molesting Mother Nature".
  14. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Wow, that gives a whole new meaning to having wood now doesn't or or does it?
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