Flat Earth Society, Like Obama, Believes in Global Warming


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In his big “Save the Planet” speech, Obama compared people who have actually looked at the science and found that Global Warming hasn’t raised temperatures to the Flat Earth Society.

“We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society,” Obama said. “Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm.”

The Flat Earth Society however objects to being depicted as being skeptical of Global Warming. As devotees of imaginary science, the Flat Earth Society, like Obama, earnestly believes that cow flatulence is endangering the flat planet.

The Flat Earth Society is a real group, and its president says he believes climate change is real. He also doesn’t like being used as an example of backward thinking on the issue.

“For what it’s worth, the Flat Earth Society doesn’t have an ‘official’ position on climate change. That falls a bit outside our remit,” Flat Earth Soceity President Daniel Shenton told Business Insider in an email from England.

“Personally, though, I believe the evidence available does support the position that climate change is at least partially influenced by human industrialisation.”

So that’s a scientific consensus. Both the Flat Earth Society and a bunch of researchers from the Green Industrial Complex who make money by predicting a doomsday that never arrives both believe that the planet will be destroyed because too many people drive to work.

If only they could work out their differences about the geography of the planet, there could be a 100 percent consensus. And then Obama could join the Flat Earth Society.

  • cxt

    Another line of reasoning that is hard to accept is that you can’t trust many peer-reviewed research projects because they “might” have some “conservative” or “energy company” funding….so the implict messege here is that they might have a “profit” motive which might lead people to bend the “truth.’
    Yet somehow that argument NEVER seems to apply when it comes to Al Gore and his $100 million dollar fortune or people that paid big buck to the Presidents election getting million of tax-payer dollers for their “green” energy and jobs projects.
    Another Leftist double standard.

  • tagalog

    Actually, this article of commentary reports that the Flat Earth Society has no position regarding global warming, and the position reported is the position of a prominent member only and not the organization.

    • Phillip Romero

      The point is Obama is using hateful and divisive slurs to try to “shut up” anyone who doesn’t agree that we need more laws and more international regulations to attempt to stop “global warming” whether they believe it isn’t happening, isn’t man-made, isn’t a bad thing if it is, or can’t be stopped anyway, or whatever else heresy in the eyes of the global warming establishment someone might believe. Its an effort to use words to silence political debate through insult. Its grotesque and sadly something that many in politics and media frequently resort to today. Obama is supposed to be “President of all the people” yet he’s deliberately insulting and belittling people for what are in fact intellectually and factually defensible positions. Its frankly disgusting and shows what a third grade level our public discourse has become, from the highest levels. Its extremely sad, and not even true as the article points out, the FES doesn’t even “deny” global warming in the first place.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “Obama is supposed to be “President of all the people” yet he’s deliberately insulting and belittling people for what are in fact intellectually and factually defensible positions. Its frankly disgusting and shows what a third grade level our public discourse has become, from the highest levels.”

        Nobody can argue with the fact that the current POTUS is a product of third world cultures. He aspires to be second world. He hates the first world with a passion and his mission is to fold it in to the second world. His style is pure third world though, I agree with you.

  • Gee

    Islamic scholars all agree with the Flat Earth Society as well.

    • tagalog

      Except that the earth is flat only for so long as Allah affirmatively wills it.

      • Chris Behme

        There’s a new Allah in town now. And he’s Muslim AND green.
        The laws of physics are no match for the super genius of Obama.

        • tagalog

          Also true with the people who translate the will of Allah into language that Muslims can understand.

    • Phillip Romero

      What a wierd comment. There’s nothing in Islam that says such a thing.

      • ziggy zoggy

        There is nothing in islame that contradcts it. Islaopithecines never even addressed the subject because science itself is haram. That is how stupid and backward they are.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          Only sciences that clearly benefit the jihad. Bombs and other weapons are most important.

  • anor277

    Does this article seek to poison the well much? Now I don’t believe in a
    flat earth; nevertheless, the evidence that a spherical earth that
    rotates about a non-perpendicular axis while orbiting with respect to
    the sun is a lot less obvious than many posters here (of course as well
    as the author of the article) might care to accept. In fact, I doubt
    that the author of this article could point to convincing evidence that
    skewers the idea of a flat earth. And yet most of us would quite
    reasonably scoff at the notion of a flat earth.

    Using recourse to evidence and reason, most would likewise scoff at the idea that increased concentrations of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere would NOT lead to increases in global temperature. I realize that proposal of
    this idea here is somehow not ideologically sound.

    • Phillip Romero

      But the fact is that its not. Global temperatures have declined since the 1990s.
      Putting those facts aside, the real question is why is so-called global warming the only significant environmental issue that the global elites and liberal politicians seem to care about? Compared to other environmental issues, such as the harm caused by human overpopulation, why is this THE crisis we should worry about? I remember how the hole in the ozone layer was going to “destroy the planet” about 20-30 years ago. Didn’t happen. However, ever increasing human population does continue to wipe out open space and cause stress on endangered species, not to mention being a major factor keeping the third world in poverty. Its interesting how the New New Left doesn’t talk about population growth anymore when it was THE environmental concern in the 60s and 70s. Isn’t it a bit curious how they seem to pick one “crisis” at a time and use that to demand more power for supranational bodies and, of course, more power for themselves.
      In short, global warming is not about the environment at all. Its another excuse to expand supranational government and take more freedom away from individuals and sovereign nations. These rotten people don’t really care about the environment at all.

    • Chris Behme

      There is no linear relationship between CO2 levels and global temperature. Period. If there was, the greens would have the graph plastered all over creation, the way they did with Al Gore and Michael Mann’s preposterous ‘hockey stick’ graph. The earth is a huge dynamic system. Humans aren’t destroying the planet. Carbon taxes will have a huge economic impact, but with no measurable environmental impact. This is folly at best, and better described as a massive hoax.
      People will pay attention when their power bills triple due to obamas latest economy crushing idiocy – and the weather stays the same.

      • ziggy zoggy

        I will add that Co2 is beneficial to our environment

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “In fact, I doubt that the author of this article could point to convincing evidence that skewers the idea of a flat earth.”

      As if you were just born and need all of the evidence from the start? We have maps that have been authenticated by many sources. I’ve personally traveled enough to know that it is basically round, it not a perfect sphere. If you don’t care, fine.

      Show me anyone who can show the same level of irrefutable evidence about global warming. And then you have to make the case for which solutions should be pursued.

      It’s “green” tyranny. Created by the reds.

      “By recourse to evidence and reason, most would likewise scoff at the idea that increased concentrations of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere would NOT lead to increases in global temperature.”

      Show us.

      http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/biobookener1.html

      Most of the heat we’re talking about comes from the sun. A trivial amount emerges from under the earth’s crust. Now show us how fluctuations in carbon levels is the driving factor for some problem that urgently requires further specific regulation.

      If you can manage to do that, I’ll book you on a few flights around the world to discover its essential shape. And I’ll make sure you’re nominated for a Nobel prize.

      • anor277

        The scientist does not deal with proof but does deal with evidence. There is a mountain of data that attests to the reality of global warming. If you wish to ignore these data this is your choice. The relationship between increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and rsing temperature is well mapped out. Again, it is your choice if you want to dismiss these findings, as well as the vast corpus of experimental evidence that supports these conclusions. Data are simply mulitple points of evidence; they do not have a political dimension as much as many here try to attach a political slant to complex and extensive temperature measurement. If you would like a source that critically (and I think fairly) examines recent ‘best’ data, consult:

        http://blog.chron.com/climateabyss/2012/10/carbon-dioxide-and-temperature/

        PS The evidence that the world is spherical does predate the advent of satellite picures and round the world flights; in fact it predates these by about 2500 years. The evidence that the Earth orbits around the sun is a lot harder to gather and argue.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “The relationship between increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and rsing temperature is well
          mapped out.”

          There is data mapping a relationship, but defining that relationship and its importance is hardly something anyone has accomplished convincingly.

  • tagalog

    Somehow, when it’s time for the federal government to exercise ever and ever greater control over things that the federal government has no power to govern under the Constitution, there’s never any time to debate and consider the pluses and minuses, we just must pass some law, preferably it seems without reading it.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      We can’t manage our national borders but we’re going to manage the Sun’s effects on the planet with a few regulations on energy use.

      It’s just a big circus intended to keep the focus off of their failures while attacking capitalism.

  • Phillip Romero

    We’ve got 99 problems, but global warming ain’t one.

  • Phillip Romero

    A “leader” that resorts to name calling and insults obviously doesn’t have a very persuasive argument in the first place. Either that, or he has the emotional maturity of an elementary school student. Either way, its pretty pathetic.

  • http://www.youtube.com/andymacprogamer Andrew

    The earth is flat, IDK why they keep telling you its not. What a bunch of liars.