Climate alarmists are constantly trying to hector the rest of us into…something. Agreeing to be poor, I guess, just so they will leave us alone. Now the National Bureau of Economic Research has come up with the ultimate threat: global warming will cause a disastrous population decline in the developed world, because people don’t make love when it’s too warm. Specifically, the NBER study claims that for every day above 80 degrees Fahrenheit, there is a drop in the birth rate because it’s too hot for sex.
Well, that makes sense, if you think about it. It explains why the overheated Southern hemisphere is losing population, while teeming hordes of Northern immigrants cross the Mediterranean to get to underpopulated Africa. People in places like Brazil and India don’t have much of a sex life; it’s too hot. It explains, too, why beautiful women are referred to as “cold,” and why animals in the mood for sex are described as being “in cold.” And why couples looking for a romantic rendezvous schedule trips to Lapland and Siberia rather than the Caribbean.
Temperatures on Earth are always changing; it has been both warmer and colder than it is today many times. But one constant, since the dawn of the human race, is that people find the occasion for romance. Fifteen thousand years ago, the area where I live was covered with ice a mile or so thick. If anything might dampen the libido, it would be ice as far as the eye can see. Yet people not only survived, but reproduced.
No wonder fewer and fewer people are taking the alarmists seriously.