Roger M. Kaye
A retired physicist reinvented as thriller novels writer

You can’t argue with climate change

No Climate Change Here (Free to Use Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels)

I strolled around the supermarket filling my trolley with supplies for a month. I pushed past the queue at the checkout; there was nothing that I wanted to pay for. As I was about to leave, I was stopped by a guard on the door. Before he could say anything I spoke the magic words. “It’s climate change.”

The guard stepped back, raising his hands in acceptance. You can’t argue with climate change.

With my car loaded, I set out for home. At the exit from the car park, I didn’t notice that the car in front had stopped; I didn’t. There was not much damage, but the driver got out looking very unhappy.

“It’s climate change,” I said. Without a word, he got back in his car and drove away. You can’t argue with climate change.

With my frozen goods melting and my hot fresh bread cooling, I didn’t bother to stop at the one red traffic light on my way home. As luck would have it, there was a police car skulking in the shade of a large tree. The policeman put up his hand to stop me.

I slowed, opened my window and called out “It’s climate change.” He nodded politely and waved me on. You can’t argue with climate change.

As I opened my front door, the phone was ringing. It was my bank to tell me that I was seriously overdrawn.

“It’s climate change.” I said.

The bank clerk was apologetic. “Sorry to have bothered you.” You can’t argue with climate change.

I dumped my purchases on the table and was about to put them away when I saw Dog the dog looking at me. I had forgotten to buy him a nice chewy bone.

“It’s climate change.” I said.

Dog the dog cannot speak but as he looked at me, I quite clearly heard him say — Pull the other one, it’s got bells on.

It seems that dogs are smarter than us humans. Even though they are relatively newcomers, having turned up just 35,000 years ago, they know there is no man-made climate change. Unlike us Homo sapiens, who have been here around 300,000 years, they have not fallen for the many charlatans who have jumped on the bandwagon to claim their share of the fame and fortune that climate change brings its supporters.

If you don’t agree with this blog, that’s OK. We’ll put it down to climate change.

About the Author
The author has been living in Rehovot since making Aliya in 1970. A retired physicist, he divides his time between writing adventure novels, getting his sometimes unorthodox views on the world into print, and working in his garden. An enthusiastic skier and world traveller, the author has visited many countries. His first novels "Snow Job - a Len Palmer Mystery" and "Not My Job – a Second Len Palmer Mystery" are published for Amazon Kindle. The author is currently working on the third Len Palmer Mystery - "Do Your Job".
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