Just what substances are they abusing in the global warming camp? Just when you think the propaganda can’t get any more daft, we learn that artist Brian Goggin would like to cash in on the warming scam in a uniquely wasteful way. He plans to extract a two ton monolith of Greenland ice (using ancient Egyptian inspired techniques), schlep it via dogs, oxen, donors harnessed to ropes, a sail kite, ships and armored cars, refrigerate it, surround it with laser beams, display it in a “sculptural reliquary in museums around the world,” then sell it at auction.
This bizarre scheme has even the folks at Gawker Media (who regularly propagandize on behalf of warming) bluntly stating, “giant ice cubes from Greenland are not art, you lunatic … seriously, confused doesn’t even cover this entire undertaking, because the methods he plans to employ are out-of-this-world batshit.”
While “batshit” isn’t among our usual choice of terms, if you delve into Goggins’ proposal you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better one. He expects that “a quiet intimacy will develop through the journey between those on the expedition and the ice itself” as they “don cold-weather gear handmade from a blend of vernacular materials such as antique skins and furs combined with the most advanced extreme weather fabrics.”
SF Weekly reports that, “the exact volume of the ice block has yet to be determined, but Goggin wants it to have the same proportions as the foundation stones of the Great Pyramid of Giza.”
Goggin would like to pursue his bizarre scheme undeterred by reports that Greenland’s ice is quite stable today, though in the distant past supported lush forests and butterflies. Today Greenland remains a barren frozen land, to the chagrin of any hearty vikings who would like to replant the crops and replenish the herds that thrived there when it really was warmer during the medieval warm period and before the industrial revolution.
John Adams wrote, “I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, natural history and naval architecture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, tapestry, and porcelain.” In a time of global financial crisis, perhaps we should be grateful that the economies of the free world are still prosperous enough that Goggin and his pals can live without real jobs and make their living staging bizarre spectacles, even if this is likely not quite the art Adams meant to bequeath those who came after him. Is there anything too wasteful and strange that it cannot be justified in the name of global warming?