In 1973, Leonard Nimoy starred in a series entitled In Search of in which he went off searching for all sorts of myths, legends and hoaxes. In one memorable episode, the former Mister Spock went off in search of Scotland’s legendary Loch Ness Monster.
(1973? Dating myself… We were little!)
CFACT is in Scotland for the UN conference on climate change in search of exaggerated weather claims, mistaken public policy, wasteful spending, hidden agendas, hypocrites, Socialists, and so-called “solutions” that solve absolutely nothing.
If you’ve been paying attention, you know CFACT has had no problem locating way too much of the above.
With your help, CFACT’s hunt has been so successful in fact, we decided to follow Nimoy, and so many others, and try our luck in search of Scotland’s most famous, most elusive monster, “Nessie” herself.
Drumnadrochit, Scotland U.K.
The business of the 26th United Nations Climate Summit took a lull in the action, which allowed for some light-hearted business mixed with sight-seeing by the CFACT crew.
We decided to go in search of the legendary, cryptic “Loch Ness Monster,” which took us to the northern Scotland village of Drumadrochit, a three-hour drive from Glasgow through the Scottish countryside in a fossil-fueled vehicle.
And we found it!!
From the 16th century ruins of the Urquhart Castle on the west bank of Loch Ness Lake, CFACT leadership, dressed in Scottish kilt, hit pay dirt. It not only located the Loch Ness monster, but befriended this beast and its new friend, the visiting Sasquatch!!
The climate change issue is the Loch Ness legend on a far grander scale. We are now in at least the fourth decade since politicians and hucksters alike sounded the alarm about inexorable global warming, which followed a generation of know-it-alls that predicted an upcoming ice age, planetary starvation from overpopulation, and related calamities. In many respects, there is about as much reason to believe a disastrous, imminent global warming apocalypse as there is a Nessie and Big Foot roaming about Earth.
Climate is changing, but in a natural and historically consistent way with mankind’s influence tangential at best and of arguable significance regardless.
But the beat goes on with the catastrophic climate narrative, as does the Loch Ness myth. The latter story has playfully become a tourist attraction; the former is reaching the point of parody.
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