The answer's "YES!"
And by year
From cold to hot
From wet...to not
Then back again
But some say Man's the reason
The source for weather woe
That gives me pause
For what's the cause
He was simply known as Khulu Umuntu; which is Zulu for "Big Man," and, in environmental circles; for those whose passion and purpose is a clean planet, he is, or should I say "was," the point of the spear. However, after much personal sacrifice and decades of toil, Ben Flager (his given name), suddenly dropped out of the "clean scene" and devoted himself to a more personal healing: body, mind, spirit. Indeed, hardly seen for the last fifteen years, the Council of Concerned Scientists considered it a stroke of incredible good fortune that the, now eighty, Khulu Umuntu would agree to share a word at the Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.
After rousing applause and a standing ovation of many minutes the elderly, fragile, slightly stooped "legend" began his remarks.
"My fellow World Changers!" (applause) "I am honored that you would ask an old activist, such as myself, to speak a few words on behalf of your very important efforts concerning the climate change." (applause) "Back in my day it was clean water and air. Removing toxins from food and the soil. These were our objectives." (standing applause)"But you, you! have undertaken a much more important task. You have chosen to address the deteriorating climate and it's causes." (applause with whistles) "You see, over the last twenty years I too have come to realize the importance of the intangibles such as honor, respect, love." (applause) "And I, like you, have seen a change in the climate. Where once words like honor and respect and fidelity had meaning; now the world's climate is one of arrogance, selfishness and immorality." (crickets) "I remember the time when human life was sacred. Now we abort the unborn and call it a right." (murmuring) "I remember when a man and a woman was the natural, God ordained, pairing for marriage. Now, ha!, anything goes! So yes, we need to change the climate! We need to...excuse me a minute." (the moderator's gentle hand on his left shoulder causes the Big Man to pause in order to tilt an ear to receive modifying information.) "Man made climate change? Yes, that what I... What? Global warming? Carbon footprints? C'mon, this is no time for jokes. You've got to be kidding. What a colossal waste of my time..."
Yes, dear reader, the above story is a total fabrication. Oh, there certainly was a conference this past week in Durban, South Africa. And yes, it had to do with "climate change" folk who want nations (especially the U.S.) to do more. But, I don't buy the whole climate change, global warming hysteria. However, the real "climate change" alluded to by the fictional character, Khulu Umuntu; the one having to do with our universal slide into the moral cesspool; now that is the real issue that needs to be addressed.
For the lighter side of Global Warming/Cap n Trade, may I suggest the amateurish videos (below) I made some time back.