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Feb 26 2014

Dartmouth Study Calls for Deforestation

Dartmouth is not as well known as other Ivy League schools like Harvard and Columbia, but it may catch up if it keeps cranking up the moonbattery. Yesterday we read of an outlandish list of demands that would impose totalitarian liberalism on the campus; now we read of a plan to inflict environmental as well as economic havoc in the name of the debunked global warming hoax:

Snow farming is nothing new for ski area operators, who have long been cultivating the white stuff to help keep their slopes covered. Now, a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College suggests that snow farming could also make sense on a larger scale, in the context of climate-change mitigation.

In a novel look at forests and snow, their report says that replacing forests with snow-covered meadows may provide greater climatic and economic benefits than if slow-growing trees are left standing in snowy high latitudes. In those areas, persistent snow cover reflects heat back into space, partially offsetting the effect of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

Keep in mind that we are still enduring a record-cold winter, and that there has been no warming since the 1990s. Even the warmists tacitly admitted that it isn’t getting any warmer when they changed the name of their hoax from “global warming” to “climate change” — possibly as an interim step on the way back to the global cooling they used to terrorize the gullible in the 1970s. Why would we want to reflect heat back into space?

Because our pointy-headed Ivy League masters tell us we do.

Such a scenario could involve a cap-and-trade style program or ecosystem services market, in which land owners are paid to maintain snow cover rather than produce timber or conserve forests.

This would likely hobble the logging industry, thereby driving up unemployment and housing prices, as well as destroy forests. Allowing ideologically motivated environmental engineers to produce vacant fields of snow comes at a steep price.

As a reminder that warmists have no clue what they are talking about, and will wreak economic and environmental havoc pulling us first one way, then another:

Climate change mitigation projects, such as the Kyoto Protocol, encourage reforestation because growing forests take up carbon dioxide. But some studies suggest the cooling aspect of surface albedo could counterbalance the benefits of forest growth.

Albedo refers to the surface reflection back into outer space of the incoming solar energy that prevents the planet from becoming a frozen, lifeless, pointless ball of rock.

The frozen lifeless pointlessness of vacant fields of snow must be why moonbats prefer them even over human-free forests.

Nothing could be more frightening than these lunatics or people who listen to them in positions of authority.

arctic wasteland
Take the human out and you have the ultimate liberal utopia.

On a tip from Bob Roberts.

13 Responses to “Dartmouth Study Calls for Deforestation”

  1. Henry says:

    The Tree Weepers will be horrified!


  2. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Progressivism is a death-cult.


    The ultimate goal is the eradication of humans from earth. Most of these evil demons don’t even realize the master they serve, but serve him they do.

    Cold=dead. Warm=life.

    Naturally, they want cold.

    Population is skyrocketing, can’t be sustained. They’ve been saying that for 60 years now.

    Naturally, they want less people.

    Animals are to be treasured, coddled, worshiped. They will rescue a stray dog, spend a bundle at the vet, find it a home or make room for “one more” themselves. Whales are almost celestial beings to them. They will let the Central Valley of California (and it’s farmers) wither away to “save” a sardine. ANIMAL LIFE IS SACRED.

    Naturally, they are aggressively pro-abortion. And assisted suicide. And recreational drug use. And eschewing childhood vaccines.

    Ask any progressive what the world’s biggest problem is. Same answer every time: “People are a cancer on the planet”.

    Progressives: chemo-therapy for the earth.

  3. Softly Bob says:

    Off-topic I know, but good news.
    Even the Italians are fighting for freedom.
    Euro-MP disrupts parliament to defend the Swiss anti-immigration vote and call Europe a dictatorship.

  4. Buffalobob says:

    The Mexican spotted owl will not be happy with this proposal.

  5. Spurwing Plover says:

    Someone should tell Julia(Butterfly)Hill of this invite a few tree sitters and then release the beavers and woodpeckers

  6. Kevin R. says:

    Next they’ll want to start sacrificing lambs on alters or something. Just wait for it. They have no grasp of reality whatsoever.

  7. 762x51 says:

    Isn’t this what Brazil has been doing to the rain forest for decades?

    I want the food concessions at the Sierra Club / Dartmouth death cage match.

    Let them colonize another planet and screw with it however they want. It will be enough that they are no longer on THIS planet.

  8. Spurwing Plover says:

    Kevin R. Not lambs just virgins and children to be sacrified to their pagan earth deities they worship during their idiotic Earth Day celebrations

  9. Spurwing Plover says:

    Smokey bears going to have his shovel to this dip-wad

  10. Sam Adams says:

    Hint to the students at Dartmouth.

    Trees consume carbon and sequester it. If you ever hope to bring down the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere in order to keep the earth from boiling, you should embrace planting more trees, rather than cutting them down.

    In fact, as CO2 concentrations get higher, plants might actually respond by growing faster. It’s science. Plants call CO2 “food.”

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  12. Forrest Woods says:

    And here we have another example of……Liberalism: When thinking things through is not an option..

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