Friday, January 20, 2006

BET: "Global Warming Could Spell Disaster for Blacks"

Presumably, all non-blacks would be unaffected, correct? From BET:
Environmentalists blame the fierce new storms on global warming – the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans. Scientists attribute the phenomenon to gases produced by fossil fuels like gasoline, petroleum and coal. Though critics dismiss global warming as junk science, reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have continually found a discernable human influence on world temperatures.

That’s bad news, especially for African Americans. Citing Katrina as a case-in-point, some environmentalists say global warming impacts minorities and the disadvantaged harder than other groups. If global warming gets worse, many African-American communities will be more vulnerable to breathing ailments, insect-carried diseases and heat-related illness and death. But asking Black folks to give up gas-guzzling SUV’s and other bling is a tough sell.
You can continue to read the "article", if you want to be deluged with pro-warming and "Katrina racism" drivel. I prefer to operate in the real world, where there are just as many scientists who say global "warming" has not been proven to be real or man-made as there are those who argue the contrary.

My point was, though, that this unintelligent article implies that if global "warming" were real, it would cause major problems for blacks, and thus by implication, fewer problems for non-blacks. Whew! I'm safe! I wasn't aware that the impending environmental disasters this planet will endure as a result of man's reckless destruction of the fragile ecosphere would only take aim at the black community! Who knew that the sun would shine hotter over Harlem than the Hamptons? Or that the rain would be more scarce over Compton than Catalina? God bless that George W. Bush and his evil Rovian Enviro-Chaos Generator for sparing the palest of this country's communities!

For those of you on the left, the prior paragraph was sarcasm. Don't hyperventilate on me!