The choices of Andrew Bolt: “Worry about the climate? I’d rather have an orgy!”

Recall the Republican convention just prior to Hurricane Sandy when Mitt Romney, accepting the nomination of his party to run for President, had a good giggle over climate change:

That ill-advised jab at both Obama and climate change will forever haunt Romney and the GOP. After Hurricane Sandy and those oh-so-funny rising seas actually flooded New York, Romney’s joke and the braying laughter of the pampered, affluent and oh-so-homogenous audience seemed both awkward and bizarrely inappropriate.

And as far as punch lines go the American electorate delivered that to Romney. Who’s laughing now Mitt?

However it would appear this lack of self-awareness and bizarre form of inappropriate humour is more common than one would hope – especially amongst the climate sceptic crowd. For another example of this one need not look any further than today’s Herald Sun to see Andrew Bolt’s very own Mitt Romney Moment.

In fact resident denier Bolt reveals far more about his darkest yearnings than his climate scepticism in the article Warmists should be going out with a bang. Like Romeny, Bolt reveals far more about himself than the targets of derison.

Bolt asks if warmists truly believed the world was ending, then surely that rather go out with a bang? Damn the planet, it’s time to party like there is no tomorrow!

IF the world really were fast heating into a fireball, there are several things you sure wouldn’t catch me doing.

I wouldn’t be eking out my last days planting vegetables, moving into a shoe box or recycling my clothes.

Nor would I be reporting each grim day to the Sydney Morning Herald to tell readers to waste their final years in similar misery.

Not when that paper is now handing out redundancy cheques I could blow on one last farewell-to-the-planet orgy in the biggest suite I could find.

Room service? Two more bottles of Grange. And fast, before the boiling seas reach the penthouse…

Let’s just pause here shall we and marvel at Bolt’s unintentional Freudian slip in hinting at his darker longings – bottles of expensive wine, orgies in hotel suites and penthouses.    

All so very 50-Shades-Shades-of-Grey Andrew. And yes, like most of you I threw up a little in my mouth envisioning such scenes of Grange-fuelled Bolt debauchery.  

Bolt pokes fun (in clumsy fashion) at Sydney Morning journalist Ben Cubby and others for being concerned about climate change.

Somehow Andrew thinks their attempts to rise to the challenge climate change presents – and not hide from reality in a haze of alcohol – are signs of hypocrisy or “lack of faith” in a warming world.

Here’s the thing Andrew…

There are some people – yes this will sound strange to you – who in the face of challenging issues choose to act ethically. They may even have the gall to think they can work towards the prevention of tragedy or the suffering of others.

Yes, all so depressingly boring.  

But between those two choices – living out an soft-porn fantasy or taking on tough, nay boring, real world challenges – I chose the latter.

26 thoughts on “The choices of Andrew Bolt: “Worry about the climate? I’d rather have an orgy!”

  1. john byatt says:

    The seeds of doubt appearing

    So if you are one of the sceptics who just believes that Climate Change in toto, or even global warming over the past 150 years or more is a croc / lie, please stop reading now. Because it is. If you want to deny that we genuinely do seem to be going through a period of some instability (like 40C in Melb while we are still in Nov), please stop reading now. We (sceptics) can quote all the statistics, and extrapolate all the graphs we like, but the punters out there (ranging from homeless uneducated to PhDs) will still believe what they see and feel. So none of that is the real argument, which in a nutshell is, “Are anthropogenic greenhouse gases, and particularly the very easily taxed CO2, significantly driving climate change?”

    So far as I, and many much more learned experts are concerned, the answer is a resounding No. As in just hypothesised about, based on very dodgy modelling, not substantiated. Well folks, that’s how I see the state of play, and it’s vital to keep addressing the right issue, and not giving away any free shots.
    Al

  2. Once again Andrew Bolt demonstrates how irrelevant he really is. I think he long ago gave up the pretence of being a hard-hitting, warts and all journalist fighting the good fight. He sold out to his ego years ago when facts became rather inconvenient. His regard for his lack of credibility seems to be on a par with his lack of regard for science – and honesty. I think of him as Australia’s answer to Mr Monckton. Hell, he might even be his son.

    • Eric Worrall says:

      What facts? The world stopped warming 15 years ago, and may even start to cool significantly soon.

      • zoot says:

        No Eric, the fact is the world stopped warming in 2005. And the cooling has already started (as long as you take 7 years as a significant indicator).

    • rubber taster says:

      Blair, spot on. He has become a parody of himself. At least the neo-fascists on Fox News are funny – Bolt is just pathetic.

      • Eric Worrall says:

        I’m not the neo-facist here rubber. I couldn’t care less if you want to minimise your carbon footprint, or whatever, if this is what you want, my objection is to you trying to force me to live according your beliefs.

      • pendantry says:

        @Eric So, let me get this straight: it’s fine for everyone else to be forced to live according to your beliefs, but the converse is… inconceivable! (And yes, I do know that I shouldn’t be using that word.)

  3. Eric Worrall says:

    No doubt Hurricane Katrina did its bit to help Obama past the finishing post, though I like Heartland’s take on it –

    http://heartland.org/press-releases/2012/11/07/heartland-institute-fellows-policy-advisors-react-obamas-victory

    I’m not surprised. The biggest ‘achievement’ of the Obama presidency has been Obamacare, which was modeled on Romneycare in Massachusetts. So the election came down to a choice between the man who gave us Obamacare and the man who gave Obamacare to the man who gave us Obamacare. There was no compelling reason to change president.

    And I don’t agree with Bolt’s view on climate change – if I thought the planet was heating up dangerously, due to anthropomorphic CO2, I’d be out there on the picket lines, demanding change, fighting to save the world for my daughter.

    But the thing which Bolt’s sentiment applies to with a vengeance is the related green concept of conserving resources.

    If we conserve “precious resources”, to what end? They’ll run out sooner or later anyway, if resources are finite. Might as well go out with a bang, rather than go to a huge effort to simply delay something which is inevitable.

  4. zoot says:

    … if I thought the planet was heating up dangerously, due to anthropomorphic CO2, I’d be out there on the picket lines, demanding change, fighting to save the world for my daughter.

    If we conserve “precious resources”, to what end? They’ll run out sooner or later anyway, if resources are finite. Might as well go out with a bang, rather than go to a huge effort to simply delay something which is inevitable.

    Eric has a strange set of values.

    • Eric Worrall says:

      Why? If resources are finite, what is your plan for preventing inevitable collapse? No recycling system is 100% effective.

    • zoot says:

      If global warming hadn’t stopped in 2005 you’d be out defending your daughter’s right to a future, but if resources are finite she can go jump, you’re going to use the resources up as quickly as possible and “go out with a bang”.
      Strange values.

      • Eric Worrall says:

        If resources are finite there is no future. That is my point. Only unlimited resources offer hope for any kind of continuance other than a brutal return to the stone age, in which most of us and our children will die.

        There are technologies which can help us break the limits on Earth based recovery of resources.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Orion_(nuclear_propulsion)

        Not that we’re likely to see those limits for a very long time. When we run out of conventional places to dig, there’s always Antarctica. And after that, the seabed.

  5. Eric Worrall says:

    Santa’s solar sleigh🙂

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