The ghost of Hans Brinker says, Al Gore and global warming be damned as thousands of Dutch strap on their silver skates.
Hey Al, they didn’t seem to get your memo on global warming in The Netherlands. For the first time in 12 years the Netherlands’ canals froze this month. The Dutch strapped on their skates ala Hans Brinker as the freezing temperatures afforded an increasingly rare chance to skate across their flat country.
After more than a week of cold, an estimated 2.3 million skaters, out of a population of 16 million, have taken to frozen canals and lakes, according to a poll released ahead of the weekend.
That number is expected to double if Queen Beatrix decides to don her skates as well.
Canals in the Netherlands no longer freeze every winter, so the chance to ice skate outdoors created a frenzy in Kinderdijk and elsewhere in the south. (Michael Kooren/Reuters)
“The number of opportunities you have to skate in the Dutch winter is decreasing,” said Jochem van de Laarschot, who usually speaks on behalf of Dutch food retailer Ahold but took a half a day off last week to skate.
A recent Rasmussen poll shows that 44% of people now believe that global warming is due to planetary trends and not people. Hey Al, you seem to be losing the battle even though you have all of the liberal MSM in your pocket. All this and Al Gore is losing the propaganda war. In July 2006, 46% of those polled said that global warming was primarily caused by man, while 35% said it was planetary. Americans now are not buying that they are to blame.
Al Gore’s side may be coming to power in Washington, but they appear to be losing the battle on the idea that humans are to blame for global warming.
Forty-four percent (44%) of U.S. voters now say long-term planetary trends are the cause of global warming, compared to 41% who blame it on human activity.
Seven percent (7%) attribute global warming to some other reason, and nine percent (9%) are unsure in a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Blaming man for global warming support waning. How soon will Al Gore be blaming man for the impending Ice Age?
Red State gets the prize for the best title of post for loss of support from the blame man crowd … “An Inconvenient Poll”.