Life On The Safe Side Of The Tracks

Every city has its good side and bad side. Eric Cartman compared East Denver to Afghanistan.

For James Hansen, the safe side of the tracks is 350 ppm CO2 – i.e. 1988 (aka the year Tim Wirth turned off the Congressional air conditioner to make it hot for Hansen’s testimony.)

So how safe was the climate before 350 ppm?

All seven continents set their high temperature records prior to 1988.

The biggest Atlantic hurricane occurred prior to 1988.

The deadliest Atlantic hurricane occurred prior to 1988.

The deadliest tornado occurred prior to 1988.

The worst decade for hurricanes occurred prior to 1988.

The worst decade for tornadoes occurred prior to 1988.

The worst floods occurred prior to 1988.

The worst droughts occurred prior to 1988.

The worst famines occurred prior to 1988.

The worst heatwaves in the US occurred prior to 1988.

The worst tornado outbreak occurred prior to 1988.

So, just what was so “safe” about the climate below 350 ppm? Please stop trying to scare our children. They deserve to grow up with the same hopefulness which we did. There isn’t a damn thing you could do about the CO2 – even if you scared half the people on the planet.

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I was so young
You should have known better than to lean on me
You never thought of anyone else
You just saw your pain
And now I cry
In the middle of the night
For the same damn thing
Because of you
I’ll never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side
So I don’t get hurt
Because of you
I tried my hardest just to forget everything
Because of you
I don’t know how to let anyone else in
Because of you
I’m ashamed of my life because it’s empty
Because of you
I am afraid
Because of you
Because of you
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4 Responses to Life On The Safe Side Of The Tracks

  1. L Nettles says:

    The bad side of the tracks come from engineers. The railroad would lay out towns with the track on the edge of town and sell lots. The engineers did not want people crossing the tracks as that interfered with the trains. The other side of the track was therefore undesirable but would eventually develop.

  2. Njorway says:

    The worst heavy snow across the world 2010

    http://www.planetski.eu/news/2089

  3. Amino says:

    Politically heated hearing room:

  4. Strathy says:

    Really wish you had provided some links to prove these statements … would have made this post so much more useful.

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