When I opened Alexander Ač's blog today, I had to laugh. An unknown alarmist from Boston University named Ranga Myneni started a petition "with a billion of linked hands". Before the 144th birthday of Vladimir Lenin (which comes next year), he wants to collect a modest 1 billion of signatures.
The petition is short, simple, science-fiction-scale ambitious, and looks like it was written by a child from a kindergarten:
Dear Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, We, the People of the Earth, request You to act judiciously and expeditiously to protect the Earth from anthropogenic climate change. Respectfully, People of the Earth.He has about 416 days to go before the planned delivery of the signatures to the Comrade General Secretary of the U.N. So far, he has about 1,100 signatures; 999,998,900 additional signatures are undoubtedly in the pipeline. ;-) The question is a sociological one but you can't fail to notice the complete detachment of this psychiatrically ill man from the real world, his complete lack of common sense.
Even if there were 1 billion people on this planet who would support the global warming hysteria, it would be a fringe group of lunatics. But one billion is still a huge number. This guy must be completely ignorant about what is possible in the real world and what is not possible. A billion of distinct visitors is more than almost any server in the world gets visited by in a year. And I am comparing Myneni's dull website with some of the most important internet services of the world that bring their users lots of useful information and interactions.
Myneni's dull website is getting hundreds of hits a day. How could it possibly collect one billion signatures? Drudgereport.com hasn't seen a billion of distinct visitors. No website with any content produced by an individual has ever seen a billion of visitors.
In fact, one billion signatures would require many billions of visits. With an ad added on that page, this modest goal itself would mean that the owner of the page would quickly become a multimillionaire. Is it this easy to become a multimillionaire? Is it enough to simply write "We people of the Earth want the comrade in the U.N. to tame the Sun, drink the oceans, and stop the rising seas"? But why would billions of people ever visit the totally useless and idiotic page?
In fact, the left-wing U.K. daily The Guardian has counted the number of global warming activists in the world. They were termed "new abolitionists" because they want to abolish the human freedom, dignity, economic growth, and industrial civilization.
How many unquestionable climate activists are there? No, it is not one billion. The number of these particular loons was counted to be twenty-three. It's not hard to memorize them. Sane people just don't care about this dumb propaganda, certainly not to the point that they would actively sign petitions.
Even if a major IT company such as Google helped this loser to collect the signatures, and it's a big question why would any powerful company team up with a completely cheap as well as useless project such as this one, it couldn't possibly collect one billion signatures by April 2014. I am willing to bet 10-to-1 that this loser will lose. Well, I would be even willing to bet, 1-to-1, that he won't even collect one million signatures. And yes, I would probably be willing to go to much smaller numbers than a million.
Almost everyone will agree that Mr Myneni is a loon if he really expects to collect one billion of signatures. But similar loons have actually begun to influence the economic and other policies of advanced nations in the world. They have no clue about anything but they are already (mis)directing billions of dollars. Instead, they should be hermetically confined in safe rooms of psychiatric asylums.
And that's the memo.