Through her rain-streaked office windows and the pouring Spring rain, IFO sees blue sky, fluffy white clouds and sunshine. Only in Oregon!
The weather people are telling us this has been the coldest, wettest late winter and early spring on record in Oregon. Our electricity bills are going to go through the roof as we try to stay warm.
What will the weather alarmists say about what had been a shrinking water table crisis! Our guess is that the water table has just reached ground level!
Soon, the alarmists will have to start looking for a new crisis. Admittedly, many doomsayers just refuse to give up their favorite disaster-to-come. Notice the looming disaster is always going to happen “next year” or “by 2020” or some other future date.
Remember The Population Bomb? Even though the birth rate in the Western World – Europe and the U.S., including Russia, is plunging – in some cases below replacement rate – the few remaining, but still stubborn ZPGers continue their drumbeat of alarm.
Remember Peak Oil? Yep – some believers still hold to the dream of running out of oil, even as our scientists continue to find new and increasing sources of the Black Gold and politicians continue to forbid petroleum exploration in the U.S.
Oh, speaking of Gold! We just read somewhere today that we may have reached Peak Gold! Some mining operations collect just a gram or two of gold per TON of earth moved. But don’t worry – it’s a barbarous metal anyway and not worth our consideration.