Clameur de Haro shared in the ill-concealed schadenfreude of many observers and commentators at the International Olympic Committee’s decision to ignore the sermons of the Obamessiah and award the 2016 Olympics to Rio rather than Chicago, while rejecting also the bids from Tokyo and Madrid.
What caught CdeH’s eye however, was this oh-so-typically green apocalyptic prediction of doom from Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, who warned that global warming was such an immediate threat to all mankind that the 2016 Games could be the last ever staged.
“Global warming is getting worse. We have to come up with measures, without which the Olympic Games could not last long. Scientists have said we have passed the point of no return,” intoned Mr Ishihara solemnly.
Well, yes. Setting aside for a moment the Inconvenient Truth that an increasing number of reputable and respected climate scientists vigorously disassociate themselves from the shrill orthodoxies of the Green Religion, one can see just how the warmist-alarmist predictions - that unless we implement authoritarian economy-wrecking and liberty-destroying policies immediately, we may have a small rise in temperatures in 2050 rather than 2060 - might indeed spell the end of the Olympics.
Or, considering that they have been successfully held in climate environments as diverse as Helsinki and Mexico City, possibly not.
No doubt Tokyo will not be bidding to host future Olympiads on the grounds that they will never happen. Presumably Japan will not be encouraging its future athletes either. H/T – Mr EugenidesAdd to del.icio.usDigg It!Stumble This