Global Warming Causes . . . Fall of American Empire

  • Date: 01/02/11

Yep. Climate change caused everything that has ever happened. Bubonic plague – climate change. Thirty years war – climate change. Fall of the Roman empire – climate change. And now there’s a new one to add to the list of everything that is caused by global warming in one way or another.

Oped News has an article saying that global warming is causing the fall of the American empire. Why? Well, that’s less clear. Something to do with those treacherous sceptics and Republicans not believing in it, which means that China is now stronger and better than America. Or something like that. Like I say, the reasoning wasn’t the article’s strong point.

I would need to see the article in plain English before hazarding a guess as to exactly what the author was on about, but here it is in the original Warmese:

With so many people in US who believe that global warming is a fraud, even when the climate around them is fast changing for the worse, how soon will U.S. Empire fall? Will global warming help topple the mighty giant at the hands of China? Will the latter country become the next Empire? This country is certainly on the right track for taking over the U.S., given its increasingly strong economic power and large military arsenal (see my piece on this subject here). Perhaps global warming may accelerate this process.

Although China is a gigantic contributor of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, they are also more active than the US in trying to curb or reduce their noxious emissions. At the very least, they are trying to do something about it. This does not bode well for the United States… —Oped News. Does Global Warming Mean the Fall of the US Empire?

Does he really mean “taking over the U.S.” or do you think he might have meant “overtaking the U.S.”? Who can say? The article is hardly a paragon of incisive thought and lucid prose.

The Haunting Library, 31 January 2011

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