Just when you think it's physically impossible to get any stupider, well ...
Global had a piece last night on World Water Day that said Canada and the world are running out of water. At the same time, it had this:
Swollen rivers flooded parts of the central United States on Friday and threatened to engulf a major interstate highway in Missouri, after violent rainstorms caused at least 16 deaths, according to reports on Friday.
So which is it? Are we running out of water or is there so much of the damn stuff we're drowning?
The truth is, of course, the amount of water in the world is the same as it's always been. The oceans, the water aloft and the icecaps; all there. The rain will continue, the rivers will flow, the snow will fall. No matter what the loony environmentalists have to say, and no matter how long they say it, the cycle will continue.
Indeed, it is raining here in Grand Forks at the moment; what a surprise.
Question to Blogging Tories co-founder Stephen Taylor, in all seriousness: Are you not embarrassed by these people? I mean, if they're not frothing, racist whackjobs or imbecilic, Bible-whomping fetus fetishists, they're jaw-droppingly stupid, scientific illiterates.
And this is going to be your legacy, Stephen? Really? You're good with that?
O.M.F.G.(2): In his own comments section, Frank continues to embarrass his species:
Not only can people not conserve water, they can't waste it either. It's actually impossible to get rid of it. If, for example, you spread it on your lawn, the sun evaporates it, convection condenses it and gravity returns it to the river and the water table.
Love it or hate it, water is here to stay, no matter what the environmentalists say.
One wonders if Frank would be able to appreciate his own dumbassitude by way of analogy. Let's put Frank in a glass booth, then seal it airtight. And wait.
"How's it going in there, Frank? It's been a few minutes, and you're not looking too good. What's the problem? Sorry, what's that? Oxygen? You want oxygen? But Frank, there's just as much oxygen now as there was when we locked you in there. In fact, there's exactly the same amount of everything -- not a molecule more or less. So I don't see the problem here, Frank -- it's not like you're losing anything, is it? So we'll leave you to it, Frank, and we'll pop back in tomorrow morning. And remember -- everything that's in there with you is there to stay, no matter what those biologists say."
Holy fuck, but Frank is stupid. Stephen Taylor must be so proud.