Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

It’s a Polar Bear Face-Palm Moment

Nobody Wins.

Sigh.

I was at my local swim hour today, it was 98 degrees, and of course, the subject turned to global warming.polar bears two

FIRST: Let me say that the last three summers in Missouri have been cool. We are used to the temperature getting to 90 degrees in June, but that now doesn’t happen until well into the middle of July. As I look forward to the few swimming months in the summer, it’s rather annoying of course to me.

But that’s me.

“Well, the Polar Bears are DYING!” said one of the two sisters that were my new next door neighbors.

“No they’re not.” I said. (Should I tell them that the bears actually do better in global warming because they get more seals to eat? Naw.)

“Oh YES they are! National Geographic says so! Ice is melting! Water is rising!”

They were absolutely convinced.

So, right then, you have a choice…I thought to myself, do I refute them, or do I keep my mouth shut because after all, they ARE my neighbors.

I tried the educational approach.

“Well, you know, there are just as many scientists who say it’s not true, and who say we are actually going into a mini-ice age. Frankly…if you want MY opinion, the sun is in one of its lower cycles and that means we can keep expecting cooler summers, and the bone cold winters we are getting….”global warming scam

The look these two women faces—-sent chills down to my swim fins.

Here’s what is worrying me. These woman are NOT stupid. They were raised on a farm. One had been a Para-medic, and the other had done various jobs…as a chef, a carpenter, a nurse.  You would THINK that they would notice that what they are hearing on TV, and what they are actually SEEING and experiencing, does not fit.

Where is the critical thinking? You mean to say that people’s lives were once in these two hands?

And it’s sad….I HAD to open my big mouth.

“Well, maybe the earth just titled.” I said, trying to ease their anger.

That did it. I got the crushing of the lips. When people crush their lips together, it’s not good.

“Okay. I read too much.” I said and swam away.

And then I remembered that I wrote a comment on Spoormoor’s blog  (Give it a visit..it’s great stuff. :)) about being deaf. To tell it shortly, Tom Edison said that because he was deaf, he considered it actually a great gift…he missed a lot of small talk, which he said,

“I am glad of it. Most nerve strain of our modern life, I fancy, comes to us through our ears.”

No kidding. “Nerve strain” is what’s wrong. All those idiots shouting idiotic things into our ears every hour of the day, day in. day out…Ooooooooo…….ahhhhh….eeee……

I’m thinking of investing some ear plugs…after all, I wouldn’t want to get swimmer’s ear now would I?polar bear three

 

July 28, 2015 - Posted by | global warming, Uncategorized | ,

2 Comments »

  1. You’re welcome!

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    Comment by Joyanna Adams | July 30, 2015 | Reply

  2. Thank you very much for the plug and appreciate it.

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    Comment by spookmoor | July 29, 2015 | Reply


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