Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Killer Tomatoes Blamed On Global Warming: I'm Two-For-Two!

When the US shark attacks story hit the headlines, I suggested that beleaguered, discredited global warming alarmists "blame it on global warming".

Within a week or so, they did.

When the killer-tomato salmonella outbreak hit the US, I again suggested that beleaguered, discredited global warming alarmists "blame it on global warming". That was June 10th.

They just did. I'm two-for-two! If I keep this up, Al Gore may want to add me to his payroll. (Or, maybe not. I hear his electrical bill is up 10% since he adopted those energy-saving measures.)

Here's the lead sentence of the article:

"The tomato scare that has sickened 170 people and is the worst food scare since the E. coli/spinach outbreak is being blamed by some environmental activists on climate change and the need for more food grown with the help of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)."

Can't wait for the next scary global warming scare. They're scary, and I'm scared!

And that's the way the rotten tomato Ball bounces.


Ardvark said...

Did I read that right? Environmentalists WANT to use MORE genetically modified organisms in food production?

Anonymous said...

Just now on there's an article on the rise of asthma and allergies with a list of reasons why. On top of the list, you've guest it: -Climate change (GW is a politically incorrect name now btw)

Posted by: Grind a Grit

RkBall said...

ardvark -- I noticed that too. I think it's an ambiguous statement. I think they're saying that the use of more genetically-modified foods, such as tomatoes, is contributing to risk.

RkBall said...

More on genetically-modified: The second sentence reads, "...a board member of Food and Water Watch...positioned the scare as an eco outbreak because with less space to farm, more droughts, and higher costs, GMOs are the logical choice for farmers who want quick crops from less land."

Brian said...

Uhhhhhhhhhhh ... did any of these eviro-nitwits think that perhaps the ecoli was cause by somone spreading liquid manure directly on the plants !

... but yes that too could be blamed on global warming , the hotter temperature affected they guy's mind when he was spreading the shite !

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"