Monday, February 28, 2011

Cap and Nuke

How to build a killer coalition. Bring together the most extreme left and extreme right in a united purpose. From the far left we have fear of global warming and overpopulation. From the far right we have fear of pretty much every country in either the eastern or southern hemispheres. How can we bring together such disparate ideologies? National Geographic just may have the key: limited, regional, nuclear war.*

NASA scientists modeled the effects of a regional nuclear war on climate.

At the extreme, the tropics, Europe, Asia, and Alaska would cool by 5.4 to 7.2 degrees F (3 to 4 degrees C), according to the models. Parts of the Arctic and Antarctic would actually warm a bit, due to shifted wind and ocean-circulation patterns, the researchers said.

After ten years, average global temperatures would still be 0.9 degree F (0.5 degree C) lower than before the nuclear war, the models predict.

Further benefits that the left would enjoy are famines and starvation, thus reducing world population. The neocon right could make use of this tool to expand liberty around the world by obliterating all resistance to US style democracy.

The new party could be called Neonenvirocons and the perfect ticket would be Nader/Bolton 2012.

*Please note that National Geographic is not actually advocating nuclear war for the sake of counteracting global warming. Even though that message is implicit in their article.

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