Crank of the Week - March 7, 2011 - Staffan Nilsson

Proving that European politicians can rival any others in the world for inane and comtemptable statements, Staffan Nilsson, a climate change fanatic, has linked the horrific earthquake and tsunami in Japan to global warming. “Some islands affected by climate change have been hit,” said Nilsson. “Has not the time come to demonstrate on solidarity — not least solidarity in combating and adapting to climate change and global warming?” What miserable despicable sophistry, what callous contemptible opportunism. Eco-idiocy has sunk to a new low.

Just hours after a massive earthquake rattled Japan, environmental advocates began a predictable attempt to link the natural disaster to global warming. The president of the European Economic and Social Committee, Staffan Nilsson, issued a statement calling for solidarity in tackling the global warming problem. The EESC president’s statement on the natural disaster in Japan and the Pacific region was released on March 11:

On behalf of the EESC, I should like to express my sympathy with all the families of the victims in Japan. We stand shoulder to shoulder with all the people now struggling with the unfolding devastating effects of the earthquake in the Pacific region.

The human and material damage is immense, and the EESC members’ thoughts are with the Japanese people and government.

We express our support to our partners in those ACP countries potentially affected by this natural disaster.

This is a time for solidarity, and we urge the EU and other international organisations to provide immediate and appropriate assistance, if needed, to help governments and civil society organisations in the region deal with this tragedy. We also call on humanitarian civil society organisations to react quickly to provide support to Japan and all the other affected countries.

The earthquake and tsunami will clearly have a severe impact on the economic and social activities of the region. Some islands affected by climate change have been hit. Has not the time come to demonstrate on solidarity – not least solidarity in combating and adapting to climate change and global warming? Mother Nature has again given us a sign that that is what we need to do.

The first part, where he calls on EU and international organizations to cooperate in aiding the victims of the natural disaster, is both appropriate and fitting. It is in that last paragraph where he plunges into the warmist sewer, where sanity and compassion are abandon, that the supercilious Swedish farmer's true nature is revealed. All we can say is “you bloody sanctimonious ass.” How can anyone with even a shred of human decency try to score political points by playing on the suffering of the Japanese people? At times like this it is regrettable that tar & feathering has gone out of style.

Does he really think there is a “Mother Nature” that is punishing us and if only we cooled the Earth humanity would no longer suffer the burden of earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and volcanoes? Nilsson is either a scum sucking political bottom feeder, taking advantage of other's misfortune and suffering, or a congenital idiot. Either reality speaks volumes about the organization he heads and the people who support him. So, with as much loathing as we can muster, this Crank of the Week is all yours Staffan Nilsson.

Sweet Bleedin' Jeebus!!!

What the hell do you expect from an anti-technology screeching Luddite?!?!?! Please tell me none of you are SURPRISED by this sh*t.


Saddened, disgusted, disappointed, yes. Surprised, No.

Breeding Idiots

I have a theory about where fruit loops like Nilsson come from. Back after the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe fell on hard times. During this bleak period Europeans invented the “village idiot” as a way to foster acceptance of those who malnutrition and general poor health had robbed of even average intelligence.

Centuries later, Europe drove out all those who chaffed at authority, organized religion and growing European group-think. Some went willingly, emigrating to the Americas, Africa and Asia. Others were forcibly relocated to places like Australia.

The end result of this depletion of the strong willed and independent was to raise the percentage of idiots in the general European population. Idiots, through simple weight of numbers, began to have more breeding success until today, we find that Europe has the highest percentage of idiots of any geographic area on earth. In the same way that cows were bred to give more milk, chickens to lay more eggs, and sheep dogs to be smarter, Europe has been breeding its people to be stupid for centuries.

Pete in Brisbane

Still Shaking my head

Amazing. Is there no end to the numbers of noses in this trough?

Baa Humbug

A third choice

A scum sucking political bottom feeder or a congenital idiot? How about both?

Reprinting one of your articles

Dear Doug Hoffman

Would it be all right if I reprinted this article
on the website Climate Change Dispatch

It will be there permanently, so I thought it would be best to ask.


Reprinting articles

As long as the article is not modified, the attribution is correct and there is a link to The Resilient Earth website anyone is free to reproduce any article we have posted.


You are right. To try and profit politically from the misery of others is reprehensible.