Friday, March 03, 2006

. . . . . Has Robert Fisk Finally Lost It?. . . . .

“I'm tired of hearing about `global warming’ - it's become such a cliché that it's a turn-off, a no-read, a yawn-cliché. As perhaps our governments wish it to be. Melting ice caps and disappearing icebergs have become de rigueur for all reporting. After UNESCO put the Ilulissat ice fjord on the World Heritage List, it was discovered to have receded three miles. And there's a lovely irony in the fact that the Canadians are now having a row with the United States about shipping lanes in the far north - because the Americans would like to use a melted North West Passage which comes partly under Canadian sovereignty. But I have a hunch that something more serious is happening to our planet which we are not being told about. . ."

So what's The Fisker’s hunch?

Read it for yourself in his recent essay, Is The Problem Weather Or Is It War? As far as I can make out, Fisk is suggesting that the root cause of global warming is really the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and it involves depleted uranium shells and some data being kept secret by the Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment in the United Kingdom. Or something like that.

Anyway, Fisk reports that his suspicions were aroused recently after having visited Canada, “a country whose tundra wastes are known for their frozen desolation,” and found himself obliged to remove his pullover whilst wandering the streets of Toronto. It was just so strangely warm. And so clearly the fault of the Anglo-American adventure in Iraq.

It all put Fisk in mind of the international coverup at the heart of the 1961 apocalypse flick The Day The Earth Caught Fire.

Makes sense to me.



Blogger Annamarie said...

So you think Fisk's 'hunch' has absolutely no validity? Not even as something to think about, to consider as a 'maybe'?


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Blogger Will said...


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