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Blame the Whales

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The argument or question over whether humans are responsible for climate change is a arguably a questionable one. My position is that yes, we can actually quantify an effect that we have had on climate, but wait, nature can introduce perturbances any time it likes that phenomenally outweigh any effect we've been building up since the industrial revolution, and those events are not necessarily related to our influence at all.

In other words, for me the argument is a bit of this and a bit of that, and I'm an extreme centrist on that point. For me, this is much like Marmite - I can take it or leave it.

It isn't very nice to be saddled with blame for something I didn't do. For example, I never learned to drive, because of propaganda infused by my hippie-mentality secondary school teachers in Australia. Because of those same teachers I proudly wore a 'save the whale' badge at school. Again, I never harpooned a single whale, so I did my bit. Or, perhaps I was being made to feel guilty over things I had zero power to affect.

It all fits together, doesn't it. It isn't my fault, it never was, it must be the fault of those whales. Blame the whales. They're the cause of global warming and climate change, and it isn't anthropogenic at all, it is whalogenic.

Ian Tindale, Sep 10 2017


       // whalogenic. //   

       Prov. Sp. "Cetacianogenic" ?   

       It might not be whales. It might be jellyfish. Make it jellyfish, they're unpleasant and easy to hate and no-one likes them much, except perhaps a few marine biologists.   

       // I never harpooned a single whale, //   

       But did you harpoon any married ones, eh ? Come on, fess up.
8th of 7, Sep 10 2017

       Regrettably it all comes back to humans tampering again.   

       Whales prevent global warming, and all the hunting done upset the balance. We could adjust and stabilize the climate with a breeding program.
normzone, Sep 10 2017

       Just leaving the whales alone and not fishing out their food supply would probably be enough. Whales seem to be quite competent when it comes to producing new, small whales.
8th of 7, Sep 10 2017

       Indeed. Anyway, humans have become somewhat poor at producing competent, small humans as of late.
RayfordSteele, Sep 10 2017


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