by: the Common Constitutionalist
It’s a cinch, that if the left finds something offensive, they will try to find a way to stop it, or at the very least condemn it.
If it’s fun, it’s unsafe. If it’s tasty, it must cause cancer, obesity or restless leg syndrome. And if it has anything to do with the production or use of oil or any petroleum product, it will kill us all and destroy the planet. Therefore all these evil practices must be stopped. And how does one stop them? Develop studies through scientific research that determine just how evil these practices are, thereby scaring the public into demanding change. And who better to scare than pregnant mommies.
One case in point that “the Progressive Democrats of America” site is “an alarming study” by the University of Pittsburgh that fracturing causes low birth weight in newborns. One University researcher exclaimed that “these findings could not be ignored.” Of course they can’t, because fracking is inherently evil and therefore must be stopped.
After all, it’s already proven that fracking pollutes the ground water we drink. Oh that’s right – even the EPA had recently to admit that was a fabrication. But as luck would have it, the EPA admission was disclosed on the very same day that the Progressive Democrats reported on lower birth weights caused by fracking. What a coincidence that one scientific fact was debunked only to be replaced by another.
But why all the fuss over fracking? Well, fracking produces oil and the burning of oil causes excess CO2 which causes global warming. Duh! And as if right on cue, yet another new study has found that climate change also leads to low birth weight infants.
Yes, the Daily Mail reports that “Researchers uncovered a link between air temperature and birth weight.” Why of course they did.
“The study could be seen to have worrying implications for pregnant women in heat waves and hints that dramatic global warming may lead to less healthy babies in the long-term. Exposure to high air temperature during pregnancy increases the risk of lower birth weight and can cause preterm birth,” states Dr. Itali Kloog of BGU.
Researchers at Ben-Gurion (BGU) and Harvard universities found that “An increase of 8.5°C (47.3°F) in the last trimester of average exposure was associated with a 17g (0.6 ounce) decrease in birth weight of babies born full term after adjusting for other potential risk factors,” said Dr. Kloog.
Wait… What? An increase of almost 50° might cause a lessening of birth weight by only 6/10 of an ounce? 50°? I wonder how much government grant money it took to come up with that?
So did they actually heat these poor women up that much? No – of course not. They did what they always do to prove something they just know in their hearts to be true. “For the experiment, experts developed a high resolution air temperature estimation model technique to predict daily air temperature in regions.” Yes, they used a computer model – just like they do in predicting global warming, which is always 100% wrong.
Kloog says, “With the increase in temperatures over the last century and continued emissions from greenhouse gases, more attention is being focused on effects from heat.”
But Dr., the Earth is not heating up. If anything, it’s cooling down. And even if it were to heat up by a degree or two, which would be a good thing, no one is talking about 50°. That’s absurd. It’s like the studies we hear of that determine something is bad for us by feeding mice 20 times the normal daily amount for a whole year and then announcing it must be toxic. I’m sure if I put a pregnant woman in an oven, turned it on and studied the results, that would probably be a bad thing also, but I doubt it would have any real world implications.
Whatever it takes – however far they feel they have to go – these “scientists” are hell-bent to convince us that global warming is real – caused exclusively by man and if we don’t do what they tell us to, we will not only kill ourselves but our children.
So do it for the children. Stop emitting so much CO2 – for the children and the unborn.
Funny how all of the sudden they are worried about the unborn.