When Art first jumped ass-first on the Global Warming bandwagon, and did so with an intellectual blindness, an unwillingness to even consider that the world wasn't coming to an end (by global warming or any of the other means the enviro-douche bags have been yapping about forever), he really got on my nerves. I'd expect it from Whitley, who didn't disappoint, but the ferocity with which Art pursued the "The Sky is Falling" agenda made me wonder a couple of things:
1) Why, all of a sudden, did he bust out the rectal approach to life?
2) Since I have, in the years since, come to realize just how brilliant he was at playing the character he created for the show, I wondered if, at least mostly, and since declaring that Man was about to reap what he'd sown (only, in this era, by environmental means, not by being sinners who pissed off God as people did in centuries past) was now en vogue, Art had simply found a way to reignite the show.
3) It is well-known that as people grow old, they unwittingly start to believe/perceive that because their world is coming to an end, the world is coming to an end. The distinction between the two becomes harder to see the older we get, not just because our own death looms ever larger, but because all those aspects of culture, the social order and so on that existed when we were growing up have more or less vanished from the world. Thus, as Art approached and then passed sixty (while this isn't very old), I wondered if I was hearing the rumblings of a curmudgeonly older man who had lived a long time and was feeling the fatigue of a lifetime in his bones.
In any case, of note in this context is that a) as increasing evidence emerged that global warming was likely just a natural, cyclical chance such as the earth has been through countless times and not something caused by man, Art brushed over this and changed his tune to "I don't care what the cause" like nothing had happened, and b) when increasing evidence emerged that we may in fact be heading into another ice age and not a warmer period, and overnight the global warming doomsayers substituted "climate change" for global warming, Art seamlessly jumped on board with that, too.
Bottom line: By now you've figured out that I think it's all crap and environmentalists make excellent fertilizer. That's not the point, we all have our own opinions on this and other matters. My point is, as the rest of you listened to Art's many shows on this, did you have similar thoughts and questions as to where he truly is at?