It’s a well known phenomena on the network morning show circuit stories on cutie-pie kids and animals hold the viewers attention while they suck down their morning oatmeal. Or protein drink.
I won’t argue with their programing decisions, after all why not broadcast something that resembles pablum while the viewers are eating the same? The fact of the matter is I’ll even help the programing directors of all three major networks by pointing to this story about sixth graders at Trail Ridge Middle School in Longmont, Colorado.
With Earth’s warming accepted by scientists in what some call “consensus” (take a bow Gorecle), and others call pumped-up propaganda, pre-teen “lawyers” and “scientists” debated whether humans have caused global warming.
Eleven jurors listened intently as prosecutors and defendants flashed contradictory graphs tracking global temperatures, carbon dioxide levels, polar ice cap statistics, volcanic activity and sea surface temperatures — all of which were found Wednesday in the school’s computer lab.
“The earth has warmed and cooled over many years. If it’s caused by CO2, why haven’t the charts shot up?” lead prosecutor Caleb argued during a rebuttal.
In a climax that sent half the class to its feet and forced the judge to call for order, opponent Monique Nem slapped a contradictory graph onto the prosecution’s table.
“We’ve proven you wrong! The CO2 levels have shot up,” she said.
In closing arguments, Alexia Hegy said global temperatures actually decreased in the 1960’s, while the global population rose. Humans cannot be at fault, she concluded.
After closing arguments were heard the “jury” retired to conduct their deliberations.
I have it on “good authority” (myself) representatives of all three network morning shows were ready to “go live” with news bulletins if the jury returned a verdict laying blame on those disgusting humans.
An audible gasp could be heard from network satellitte trucks as the verdict was read and seven of 11 jurors decided humans are not to blame.
“It was a hard decision, because both sides made good points,” said student Samantha Roberts.
Only one parent questioned Poppe’s decision to hold a global warming debate. That mother expected him to present Al Gore’s global warming movie “An Inconvenient Truth” as indisputable facts, Poppe said. After he explained his neutrality in the classroom, the mom allowed her child to participate in the debate, he said.
You had to know The Gorecle would make his presence felt even if it was only in the form of one of his sycophants trumpeting his work of fiction.
You can be damn sure this story won’t be highlighted and that none of these students will ever be guests on GMA or any other morning “news” show.
Can’t have a bunch of sixth graders showing more common sense than the tribe of GW alarmists they happily parade cross the TV screen each morning.