“…but nobody does anything about it.”
That used to be a joke. It was a joke that was funny, somewhat, because of its juxtaposition of reality and fantasy. Of course, people complain about the weather, and of course you can’t do anything about it. The fantasy is the suggestion, by use of the conjunction, that maybe “somebody” can and should do something about it. Ha, ha.
Doing something about the weather was once universally understood to be a human impossibility. Except for cloud seeding with silver iodide or dry ice to produce rain, the weather was what it was, period. No one in their right mind believed that weather modification was within the ability of mere mortal human beings. In fact, cloud seeding has never been definitively shown to result in more rainfall than would have occurred without seeding. Even when it works the mechanism by which it works has a simple and logical explanation involving the behavior of ice crystals in clouds.
In times past such confident utterances on our ability to change the weather or the climate as those heard today would have got you sent to the funny farm. Consider this from a letter to the editor of The Star newspaper of Toronto:
Extremely hot weather has been allowed to escalate, because Mr. Harper pretends there is no such thing as climate change, having cut funding for many scientific studies, and having denied climate scientists access to media, without PMO approval, despite increasing evidence of species extinction (bats, frogs, bees, etc.), extreme heat (severe drought causing massive crop losses) and freakish weather (disastrous flooding and increase in tornadoes). Mr. Harper can take credit for blocking serious efforts by scientists who wanted the Canadian government to deal with this impending disaster.
Ah, yes. Hot weather has been allowed to escalate…
And then there is a Brunswick, Maine mother explaining why she isn’t taking her children out for ice cream:
“Yes, you’re partly right,” I tell her, and her sister too, who has now wandered in. “I don’t especially want to spend more time carting you around. But there is another reason. Every time we get in the car we contribute to climate change. By the end of this century – and you may both still be around – climate change is likely to make conditions for life on earth drastically different from what they are today.” . . .
Well then, my children ask, shouldn’t we do something about it?
These assumptions that humans can “do something” about the weather are the worst form of the “do something” disease. That’s a disease that afflicts those who have lived such a cushy and comfortable life that no form of even minor discomfort is ever to be tolerated, and it is believed as gospel that whenever any discomfort does arise it is because “somebody” who was supposed to “do something” fell down on the job.
All of it fueled by the hoax of human-caused global warming. Pious political foolishness made to appear normal.