Meteorites and Climate Change

President Obama told us us during his State of the Union address: There are more and more droughts and hurricanes, and stuff. He said those are a real proof of global warming. Why would anyone disbelieve the president? He is an eminent scientist, right?

Well, Mother Nature gave us yet another warning. A couple of days ago a meteorite landed in Russia, injuring a thousand people. At the same time, another, bigger meteorite came close to hitting the planet. That’s two in one single day. If that’s not proof of climate change, I don’t know what will convince you.; you are just a denier, that’s all!

About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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5 Responses to Meteorites and Climate Change

  1. Martin Anding says:

    I am not a denier. The climate is changing. The President, Al Gore and others were sure it was warming. But it seems that they can’t proving warming so they have to settle for just changing. They also can’t prove that humans are causing the change and can’t prove humans can stop the change.

  2. Sorry, Martin. That was not a response to you, just a general broadside.

  3. Bruce says:

    I think the climate change controversy fits the formula:
    1. Pick a crisis, real or imaginary, name it, use the media to make it a household word. Less educated people and those who have never learned to think critically can be easily duped by bad science and emotional issues repeated over and over. After a while they embrace it personally and won’t let go regardless of the evidence or reasoning. Be relatively vague about your accusations and avoid hard factual evidence. Facts tend to confuse them and are boring. Stick to a general theme that the people can make their own. If you can’t get it on a bumper sticker, it’s too long. Your audience is attention deficit, they can only handle short sound bites. They go for the Reader’s Digest version of things. “Bush lied, people died.”
    2. Blame your opposition for causing it. Make them the enemy, demonize if possible. This is especially effective if the demon has been tied to past wickedness. I.E., “The mean-spirited bastards have been destroying our planet forever!” Again, don’t get specific with the blame, avoid real numbers. “They hate the middle class, and refuse to sacrifice, they just want the rich to get richer.”
    3. Hold yourself up as the savior who can deliver the people from certain distruction. Promises are sufficient. You don’t have to deliver on them, as long as they think you’re heart is in the right place, you’re doing the best you can. Obama is there for the Black people. There’s no disputing that among Blacks. Statistics on poverty and murder rates are not going to change that view.
    4. Cash in. Al Gore followed the formula and is a billionaire.
    5. Repeat as often as possible.

  4. Terry Amburgey says:

    “A meteorite is a meteoroid (a solid piece of debris from such sources as asteroids or comets) originating in outer space that survives impact with the Earth’s surface.”

    One bolide and a close miss from an asteroid. Was it a socialist-muslim-Kenyan bolide?

  5. This comment speaks for itself.

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