Friday, November 20, 2009

Climate Change Whores

In the desperate attempt to link every evil under the sun as caused by "climate change" ( the phrase "global warming" has suddenly become, ahem, unhelpful), we've seen a lot of stupidity, but this instance -from the UN , natch - may take the cake:

The effects of climate change have driven women in communities in coastal areas in poor countries like the Philippines into dangerous work, and sometimes even the flesh trade, a United Nations official said.

Suneeta Mukherjee, country representative of the United Nations Food Population Fund (UNFPA), said women in the Philippines are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the country.

“Climate change could reduce income from farming and fishing, possibly driving some women into sex work and thereby increase HIV infection," Mukherjee said during the Wednesday launch of the UNFPA annual State of World Population Report in Pasay City.

Well, some might consider this less than a bad thing - after all, adding more working girls to the prostitution pool should lower prices, allowing for more frequent purchases or more use of high-end retailers....

I kid. But the UN takes itself seriously, and that's always been a scary thing. Bottom line is, if you have to stretch it this far - climate change will turn the women of the world into trick-turning AIDS carriers! - then all I can tell you, pal, is that you've lost the argument.

It seems as if even the UN knows this, though, and is just blowing smoke to get member nations to up the contribution ante by giving us the old "women and minorities take it on the chin" narrative. Note their recommendations to alleviate the oncoming hooker hoedown:

•Prioritize research and date collection to improve the understanding of gender and population dynamics in climate change mitigation and adaptation;

•Integrate gender considerations into global efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Seems like the only folks who are turning into climate change whores are at the United Nations. Or maybe D.C., where the hot air blows hard and heavy. With no further comment:

Washington, D.C., beat all 50 states to post the highest rates in the nation for the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

UPDATE: In a serendipitous coincidence, it appears as if the Britain's pre-eminent climate change pseudo-scientific propaganda outlet - the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit - has had its computers hacked. And what has been discovered?:

...what appears to be genuine documents and emails exposing the shabby treatment of science by these so-called climatologists is appalling. Emails expressing joy that a scientist who disagreed with their research has died. Documents describing how they are covering up the scientific facts they don't like because it proves them wrong.

Tons of info and links over at Shoot First, Ask Questions Later.

More on this story here and here...


CrazyDaisy in Jersey said...

Could it be from all the politicians? ;) Or are *they* the STD's?

The JerseyNut said...

Both answers are correct, Miss Daisy!