Monday, September 8, 2008

Sarah Palin, Global Warming Crusader

Much has been made of the moose hunting proclivities of Governor Sarah Palin, endearing her to many on the gun-loving right and causing her to be vilified by many on the left.

And today, Mark Steyn offers this in the Corner:

Moose blarney [Mark Steyn]

Our pal Jay Nordlinger was on Irish radio yesterday, and several callers objected to Sarah Palin on the following grounds:

The woman shoots moose, as did Teddy Roosevelt, a long time ago. Only in TR’s day, there were many more moose — Sarah endangers a species.

Absolutely backwards, but an interesting example of how the progressive mind prefers to obsess on entirely fictional crises. There were far fewer moose in Teddy's day. ... We have a moose surplus.

Ah, good point. And to be very explicit, a moose surplus is BAD.

For the earth.

Because moose cause global warming:

The poor old Scandinavian moose is now being blamed for climate change, with researchers in Norway claiming that a grown moose can produce 2,100 kilos of carbon dioxide a year -- equivalent to the CO2 output resulting from a 13,000 kilometer car journey.

Assuming that moose in Alaska emit as much greenhouse gas as moose in Norway (and let's face it, surely American moose are much less likely to be climate change conscious than their more enlightened European counterparts), then Sarah Palin is on the front lines of combating global warming by killing moose – assuming that she isn’t driving more than 8,000 miles to bag the moose.

Sarah Palin, Saving The Earth One Kill At A Time.

May your aim be true and your bag limits be reached.

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