It’s the 23rd of July and well, I and a few million other people I suspect missed our chance at doing something positive about the scourge of the earth, global warming.
The 20th of July was World Jump Day, and I missed it!
Hans Peter Niesward, from the Department of Gravitationsphysik at the ISA in Munich, says we can stop global warming in one fell swoop — or, more accurately, in one big jump.
Niesward claims that on this day “Earth occupies one of the most fragile positions in its orbits for the last 100 years.” According to the site, the shift in orbit will “stop global warming, extend daytime hours and create a more homogeneous climate.”
Maybe I missed something here, but won’t extended daylight make the earth hotter?
Not to mention the other flaw in this exercise (no pun intended). Niesward doesn’t really exist. He is a character created by Torsten Lauschmann, a German-born artist living in Scotland. Lauschmann — a live performer, filmmaker, DJ and photographer — may be best known for his work “Misshapen Pearl,” described as a “phenomenological investigation of the streetlamp’s function in our consumer society.”
In 2005, Lauschmann encouraged scientists and bloggers from around the world to discuss World Jump Day.
“He thought it would just circulate among friends, but it quickly seemed to morph. Within weeks it was global — people in Australia were talking about it on the radio,” said Neil Mulholland, a reader in contemporary art theory at Edinburgh College of Art. “The more it was discussed, the more people joined the site, and it crashed several times.”
600 million people have registered for this lunacy and sparked a debate at the online environmental site Tree Hugger. They are debating on the “physical possibility of the jump’s promise but the morality of its outcome.”
People ask me why I can’t take these people seriously and this is a good example why.
But on second thought, when was the recent Indonesian earthquake? Was it on the 20th?
Nevermind, I better stop beford I sign up with the barking moonbats that run the Flat Earth Society site.
Global Warming, Environment, Cranial Cavity