The Debate is Over! (In the Funny Pages)

By July 24, 2007Global Warming

Precocious teen weighs in on global warming in today’s Judge Parker. Forty years of data? That’s conclusive in the comics, at least.

Little Sophie Spencer is probably also busy writing admonishing letters to Martin Durkin, the British documentarian responsible for “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” who — angry denunciations notwithstanding — takes issue with the science and politics that hold manmade warming to be under way. From a column in The Australian:

Why are the global warmers so zealous? After a year of arguing with people about this, I am convinced that it’s because global warming is first and foremost a political theory. It is an expression of a whole middle-class political world view. This view is summed up in the oft-repeated phrase “we consume too much”. I have also come to the conclusion that this is code for “they consume too much”. People who believe it tend also to think that exotic foreign places are being ruined because vulgar oiks can afford to go there in significant numbers, they hate plastic toys from factories and prefer wooden ones from craftsmen, and so on.

Not so fond of factories in general, either, we’d bet.

Meanwhile, haven’t seen Judge Parker around lately, have you? Probably dared to question the received wisdom on global warming and suffered the banishment that must follow. You might find him with Barney Google, but we don’t talk about them anymore.

UPDATE (3:15 p.m.): Debate resurfaces in Sherman’s Lagoon, at least when it comes to carbon offsets.

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