Climate Craziness of the Week: Climate Change turns women into hookers?

Really? I guess this explains Mary Magdalene during the Roman Warm Period.

Several House Democrats claim that trace amounts of carbon dioxide could push women to ‘transactional sex’ for survival

Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men, and could even drive poor women to “transactional sex” for survival.

Climate change could also add “workload and stresses” on female farmers, which the resolution says produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in developing countries.

h/t to Tom Nelson

Source:Dem resolution warns climate change could push women to ‘transactional sex’ – The Hill’s Floor Action

No wonder polls are showing a lack of support for climate issues, even the dumbest voter can see through this.

104 thoughts on “Climate Craziness of the Week: Climate Change turns women into hookers?

  1. Seriously? Then as the climate isn’t warmng and probably getting cooler, then there will be fewer? During the Little Ice Age the “profession” just about disappeared?

  2. That doesn’t seem like a good way to cool down.
    What about the potential boom in ice cream dispensing jobs?

  3. Transactional sex is illegal in most places, soooo we have to build more women’s prisons to hold these female desperados, lest public morals be traduced. But perhaps if you dose these poor girls with some global cooling that will help set them straight. That way they will have sex to keep warm, which perfectly legal.

  4. So most intelligent observers believe some warming will, on balance, actually benefit the planet. Would more “transactional sex”, again, on balance, harm or benefit the planet? Just asking.

  5. We’re in big trouble when our representatives in Congress are that stupid and delusional. What’s next – global warming causes premature ejaculation?

  6. The push for third world women to take up prostitution rather than agricultural or factory work is that it pays about 16 times more. Additionally to some extent the sex trade is demand rather than supply driven *See Elizabeth Pisani “The Wisdom of Whores” ISBN 978-1-84708-024-0 Chapters 6 and 7*

    Damn I thought our politico’s were stupid….

  7. This is almost perfect, although they could perhaps have tried a little harder to shoe-horn in some more hot-button Liberal topics.

    I feel so guilty for not driving a Prius.

  8. Consider that this is from *Democratic* Congressmen. File it under “Wishful thinking” …

  9. CO2, the magic gas! Is there nothing it can’t do?

    I suppose next we’ll find out that climate change causes the dead to rise…. I’d do a Google search but I’m afraid, very afraid.

  10. I thought a lot of liberals wanted “Transactional Sex” made legitimate. They should welcome a larger number of Transactional Sex Workers and hope that they unionize.

  11. “Several House Democrats claim that trace amounts of carbon dioxide could push women to ‘transactional sex’ for survival”

    I do believe that trace amounts of money does this very thing right now.

  12. well? cuddling and sex is a great way to keep warm! at least temporarily! The transaction part (currency) is the exchange of body heat!! LOL

  13. philjourdan says:

    April 29, 2013 at 10:41 am

    At least they have something to trade for the scarce resources. Men will just freeze to death.

    ————-
    disagree there Phil. I will offer free heat injections as required (tried to keep it clean there mods!) – and before anyone complains it is meant to be funny and not in the slightest bit sexist!

  14. Chris B says: “So that’s why Poley’s been standing on Churchill’s street corners.”

    Lotta Real Alaskans, thereabouts.

  15. Not to worry. If it happen’s, ObamaCare will pay for birth control.

    However, the IRS will need to come up with a way to track income. Be sure to issue a W-2 if you do more than $500 in transactions with a climate change hooker in any given fiscal year, or you [] face a stiff fine or penalty. You may even do hard time over a criminal violation.

  16. I believe the headline has a misprint. It should read:
    “Dem resolution hoping climate change could push women to ‘transactional sex’”

    Makes more sense this way.

  17. Couldn’t the same argument be used against carbon taxes? Poor women will have to resort to prostitution just to pay their inflated utility bills.

  18. They already did that with the normalization of “friendship with benefits,” a byproduct of the so-called “sexual revolution.” Not only did they encourage women to prostitute themselves, but they also created a dissociation of risk with abortion rights, in order to ensure that women would remain available for sex… and taxation.

    So, women went from “barefoot and pregnant” to “barefoot, pregnant, exploited, and taxed”. All that was necessary for this transformative change was to deny human dignity and normalize elective abortion (i.e. devaluation of human life), which in the latter case certainly, is a violation of evolutionary fitness.

    You have a come long way, Baby! You made the wrong choice. Dreams of material, physical, and ego instant (or immediate) gratification cannot be fulfilled without consequences. People have to set priorities in their lives, and self-moderate their behavior accordingly.

  19. How unfortunate that the magnificent being who was Mary Magdalene has needed throughout the centuries to cloak herself against such thoughtless, baseless aspersions against her perfect and divine self.

  20. Mark and two Cats says: “Well it sure turns climate scientists into whores…”

    But it hasn’t seduced the “objective impartial (ho ho)” BBC, as Alex Kirby called them.

  21. Louis:

    It’s not just inflated utility bills; although, the misrepresentation of “green” technologies has certainly contributed to a misallocation of resources. For several decades, perhaps longer, there has been approximately a 3% per annum inflation. This is a cumulative debasement of currency, which is realized as a progressive devaluation of capital and labor. Today, that rate is around 8% as the Federal Government has seen fit to maintain trillion dollar deficits. This is just one of many mechanisms by which the market is undermined and pricing of products and services is distorted, which typically means inflated. The most obvious example of progressive inflation is, of course, observed in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. The effects of which are marginalized or obfuscated through insurance programs and government intervention, which the latter, paradoxically, is also responsible for manufacturing and sustaining.

  22. They must be taking the crack. It’s the only explaination I can come up with. They are delusional.

  23. Climate Change turns women into hookers?
    ‘….I guess this explains Mary Magdalene during the Roman Warm Period….’
    There is nothing in the Bible about Mary Magdalene being a prostitute. The woman taken in adultery is not named.
    About Mary Magdalene ……it simply says Jesus cast seven [unspecified] devils out of her.

  24. And it’s the identical 50/50 chance that:-
    “Climate change could also reduce “workload and stresses” on female farmers, which the resolution says produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in developing countries.”

  25. Probably a new record for climate alarmism stupidity !
    Talk about a weakly veiled far left wing political statement!

  26. Well, anybody knows that lack of better employment opportunities drives women into sex work.

    Since greening the economy is going to destroy jobs, I think the opposite is true, that is, building windmills will drive women into sex work. Of course, if men don’t have jobs, they can’t pay for the services of such women. But, when young men are flush with cash, there is never a shortage of women to relieve them of that cash. Supply? Demand? It’s all so complicated. I need a grant to make a computer model of this. After I do some research.

    All kidding aside, this government is hopeless.

  27. I am surprised they didn’t use the rationalization that ‘increased temperatures will pressure people into nocturnal lifestyles wearing skimpy clothing. which will keep them out of day jobs and professional positions requiring professional attire.’

  28. Well, I don’t know about Climate change forcing women into “transcational sex”, but i could see misguided Climate Change polcies that result in skyrocketing fuel costs forcing them into hooking for the money pay their heating bills.

  29. There is underlying all this a serious point – and the jokes here about more hookers being a good thing are in terrible taste.
    The serious point is that changes in climate, whether warming or cooling, do affect different sections of the population differently. In England every winter the old die, at least partly from cold houses which they cannot afford to heat. In France in the last very hot summer the old died from heat.
    Warming if it happens will benefit the temperate and northern countries, and will have a negative effect on borderline temperate to hot. Cooling, if it happens as the Russians are now predicting, will have very bad effects on borderline far north countries. Real cooling will kill huge numbers of old people in the UK prematurely. Which will be exacerbated by their crazed subsidies to wind and solar, which are levied on electricity prices.
    Serious thought about this does require some consideration of the underlying point. And actually, if warming were real, and if it had the bad effects on the third world that the alarmist say, it really might increase prostitution, and that would be a very bad thing indeed. I don’t believe it will happen. I don’t believe the effects will be as advertised. But if they were, it would affect poor women worse than any others, and poor regions worse than any others.

  30. H.R. says:
    April 29, 2013 at 10:40 am
    CO2, the magic gas! Is there nothing it can’t do?

    I suppose next we’ll find out that climate change causes the dead to rise…. I’d do a Google search but I’m afraid, very afraid.

    ===========================

    Now you know what will start the Zombie apocalypse!

  31. Has anyone analysed by latitude? Michael Mann might be able to use this data historically to reconstruct a global temperature history. A counter example might be the Little Ice Age when it was the only way to stay warm ;>)

  32. Where can I get me some of this “climate change” and is it illegal to spike my dates’ drink with it?

  33. Case study: Former Soviet countries.

    An immense amount of adult material now comes from those countries. In some cases women can earn in a day what would otherwise be literally a year’s income. Obviously the temptation is strong.

    Anyone with even a whit of sense knows that it’s poverty that pushes women in that direction, and as others have noted the constantly rising price of merely staying warm, having light, and being able to drive or take transit is having that effect.

  34. If Barbara Lee was actually worried about starvation in the 3rd world she’d not only end the ethanol mandate that’s burning over 1/3 of US corn crop in our gas tanks – she’d be joining Oxfam to petition against bio-fuel. http://www.oxfam.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2012/09/biofuels-driving-up-prices. Bio-fuel is a means for rich countries to buy food right out of the mouths of starving 3rd world children and ‘feed’ it to their automobiles.

  35. michel says: April 29, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    There is underlying all this a serious point – and the jokes here about more hookers being a good thing are in terrible taste.
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    It is better to laugh than to cry. You might try a little CO2, yourself.

  36. Meanwhile over at Geoffchambers’s Blog he’s been looking at how Lewandowsky has cited extensively from V. Swami and how the latter appears to have a fixation with breast and buttock studies.

    http://geoffchambers.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/lews-guru-and-the-science-of-a-beautiful-you/

    Meanwhile due to a lack of interest I have decided to ‘sex up’ my previous study (‘is there a link between climate change and boggers up my nose?’) to ‘is climate change affecting breast and buttocks?”

    With such a provocative title and guarenteed media coverage/leering I will forgo the study and make up the results knowing fame and acclaim await. I’m pretty sure it will have liberals frothing en mass.

    I can say no more for now but ‘it’s worse than we thought’

    /sarc

  37. So this is what the U.S. Secret Service was doing in Cartagena, Columbia last year. They were investigating global warming!

  38. Right. Got it. That’s not the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard, but it ranks. But wait, here’s a counterargument worthy of this gem:

    Suppose AGW is real. Therefore we are turning into hobbits, and therefore women are turning into prostitutes. But there are no streetwalking hobbits because I didn’t see any while watching ‘Lord of the Rings’. I didn’t see any while watching ‘The Hobbit’ either. No hobbit brothels are mentioned in the books. Therefore, that AGW is turning women into prostitutes and hobbits at the same time is a contradiction. Therefore AGW is false.

    ~sigh~ I know, not all that funny. But it’s the best I could do to prevent my skull from exploding.

  39. where are these transactions supposed to take place when everywhere is flooded. Bet LA Gore is licking his lips already, the randy old toad.

  40. I don’t see why “climate change is hurting women more than men” – we all have to keep warm, we all have to eat. So, aside from the sexist women-are-weaker-when-it-comes-to-tolerance BS in such a claim… I do hope you’ve added this to The List. This is the funniest thing I’ve read in ages. :)

  41. I knew this was going to happen after I got married. The bottom’s going to fall out of the sex market (so to speak) just like it did the carbon market and here I am locked into a long term, limited option, annuity.

  42. eco-geek says:
    April 29, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    Job-wise I suppose the corollary is global warming creates more openings for men!

    Not if Hillary gets elected in 2016!

  43. It is a new and refreshing view of history: I guess we are good for a new proxy for global temperature based on hooker’s transaction costs?

    A multi-model ensemble forecasting study (where the ensemble can either consist of multiples runs of a single model or runs from different independent models) is needed to asses where the tipping point will come.

    However, before doing this we might look at the real data (interesting like many things with the climate, the data tells a different story and does not fit the narrative:)

    http://www.voxeu.org/article/parametric-estimations-world-distribution-income

    The world poverty is falling:
    “Although world population has increased by about 80% over this time (World Bank 2009), the number of people below the $1 a day poverty line has shrunk by nearly 64%, from 967 million in 1970 to 350 million in 2006.”

    http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/reasons-to-be-cheerful.aspx

    http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/richer-for-poorer.aspx

    well, unfortunately not everybody is getting richer:

    http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/global-outlook-rosy-europe%27s-outlook-grim.aspx

  44. Re Code Tech:
    “Anyone with even a whit of sense knows that it’s poverty that pushes women in that direction, and as others have noted the constantly rising price of merely staying warm, having light, and being able to drive or take transit is having that effect.”

    Whit of sense aside Code Tech you are talking out of your arse. You’ve zero knowledge or experience of European prostitutes. A qualified engineer doesn’t pack in her job and become a prostitute out of poverty. An English woman doesn’t emigrate to another country specifically to become a prostitute where it is legal out of poverty. Intelligent articulate women who speak three languages don’t become prostitutes out of poverty. I am talking very specifically about prostitutes I know.

  45. For these house Democrats to put forth such ridiculousness is a measure of how hyperbolic the CAGW fairytale has become. Only 10 to 20 years ago, even the dumbest of gullible politicians would have thought such an idea to be too stupid to even think of and that it would be bad publicity for the cause. But when you build it block by block…..

  46. …to be fair, I do understand the point you were TRYING to make: IF poverty was what drove women to prostitution THEN it is Green policies and Green taxes will be responsible.

  47. A bit off-topic, but
    (a) Mary Magdalene probably never existed. Same for Jesus. But if they did exist …
    (b) For what it’s worth (and that is not much) the documentary evidence we have gives absolutely no grounds for thinking that MM was a prostitute.
    (c) It does, however, contain strong hints that MM was J’s wife.

  48. Not that it will do any good, but I sent that link to my democrat senator and asked him if all dems were nuts. I don’t expect an answer. Again.

  49. Wamron, whatever you’re trying to say, your hostile and belittling tone completely undermined it.

    I know many people who live in a low income area of my city. Far too many girls that I know have made money as “escorts”. There is no way they EVER would have done that if they had other ways of earning money.

    And contrary to your second post, I DID make my point. Just because you didn’t understand it doesn’t mean otherwise.

  50. RoHa, there are no serious historians or scholars who actually doubt the existence of Jesus. The only doubt realistically is whether he was who he claimed to be. We even know his real name.

    From the wiki entry:

    Despite her centuries-old disreputable depiction in religion, art, literature, and in recent prominent fictional books and movies, such as The Da Vinci Code, it is largely agreed today that “not a shred of solid biblical or extrabiblical evidence suggests she played the role of harlot, wife, mother, or secret lover”

    So you fail on A, succeed on B, and fail on C. Thats 1 for 3.

  51. So climate change will create more “women of negotiable affections”. So who is Lord Vetinari?

  52. richard says:
    April 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    where are these transactions supposed to take place when everywhere is flooded. Bet LA Gore is licking his lips already, the randy old toad.
    ———————————-
    No richard, haven’t you heard?
    He’s not a randy old toad, he’s a sex poodle.
    Although no one says who’s sex poodle.

    I shouldn’t have gone there.
    Now I’ll have ugly dreams.
    cn

  53. I think Obamacare is the more likely cause if there is an increase in transactional sex. After all, because of Obamacare, many waiters and waitresses will soon be limited to under 30 hours work per week, thus causing recourse to alternate means of employment.

    Naturally one could argue that – in a roundabout sort of way – climate change caused Obamacare so there we are right back where we started.

    /Sarc off

  54. Rhoda R says:
    April 29, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    Not that it will do any good, but I sent that link to my democrat senator and asked him if all dems were nuts. I don’t expect an answer. Again.
    ——————————————————————–
    I too doubt you’ll get an answer because every democrat politician knows the honest answer would be “of course, isn’t it obvious by our actions?”
    cn

  55. The sponsors of the resolution:
    Ms. Barbara Jean LEE, California
    Mr. Keith Maurice ELLISON, Minnesota
    Mrs. Lois CAPPS, California
    Mr. Hank JOHNSON, Georgia, who stated of Guan, “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize” [if too many US Navy family members relocate there].
    Mrs. Donna Marie Christian-CHRISTENSEN the nonvoting delegate from the United States Virgin Islands
    Mr. Raúl M. GRIJALVA, Arizona
    Mr. Michael Makoto HONDA, California
    Mr. Steven J. ISRAEL, New York
    Mrs. CAROLYN Jane Bosher MALONEY, New York
    Ms. Betty Louise MCCOLLUM, Minnesota
    Ms. Janice SCHAKOWSKY, Illinois
    Ms. Karen Lorraine “Jackie” SPEIER, California

  56. I went down to Tijuana more than one time for some “transactional sex” when I was single, hell of a bargain in TJ just a few years ago before it got crazy. Not sure how “global warming” had anything to do with it though….

  57. @ Code Tech.

    Actually, there are some scholars who doubt the existence of Jesus. They include Bruno Bauer , Arthur Drews, G.A. van den Bergh van Eysinga (sometime Professor of New Testament at University of Amsterdam) and Robert M. Price, Professor of Theology and Scriptural Studies, Colemon Theological Seminary.

    But perhaps you don’t count them as serious scholars. Well, you may appeal to a 97% consensus.

    I make my claims (which include the word “probably”) on the basis of the evidence.

    As far as the hints about MM being a wife or lover, we have the references in the various apochryphal gospels and the interesting gospel claims that she followed him around in a manner that would not have been usual except for a wife. They are no more than hints, but I didn’t declare they were proof.

    I don’t think that very much at all can be proved about the characters of the New Testament.

    And I have never read the Da Vinci Code, and I no more care about what Wiki says about it than I care about what Wiki says about Global Warming.

  58. ttfn [April 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm] says:

    Will they accept carbon credits?

    Thread Winner right there! :-)

    And what a clever way to call their environmental bluff.

  59. Gee, if only there were some female farmers on this site. Then we could ask them if climate change makes them want to take up prostitution.

    Which would be different from hearing how they feel like prostitutes when Daddy Obama tells them to lay back and take it, take all of it, and Government will give them everything Government thinks they need. Because Government likes taking it back as taxes, however possible, even that backdoor carbon tax they’re trying to get through the EPA, and hookers don’t do kickbacks.

  60. Sounds logical to me. If there is less food then we are going to need more backs to the land girls…. :)

  61. “Seriously? Then as the climate isn’t warmng and probably getting cooler, then there will be fewer? During the Little Ice Age the “profession” just about disappeared?”

    Well no, the Victorian Era was the heyday of British street prostitution, Indeed we had to send the Prime-Minister out to assist with saving “Unfortunates” from sin, well that was his story and he stuck to it…

  62. CodeTech says:
    April 29, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    CodeTech to put in one text “serious historians” in line with a text from wiki about the Da Vinci code is a performance. At least is an explanation for what one understands as serious historians.

    CodeTech says:
    April 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    I know many people who live in a low income area of my city. Far too many girls that I know have made money as “escorts”. There is no way they EVER would have done that if they had other ways of earning money.
    How many of those girls are doing this due to the drought? How many are impoverished due to global warming and how many due to the economy not performing?

  63. ReCode Tech:
    “I know many people who live in a low income area of my city. Far too many girls that I know have made money as “escorts”. There is no way they EVER would have done that if they had other ways of earning money.”

    Yeah yeah yeah, I’m hostile and belittling, good job you aint met me in person cos I’m an aggressive asshole too, but I’m also right. You were saying and are repeating the sex-is-sin trope which is tripe. I cited definite examples to disprove your meme and all you’ve got in reply is that some people have to do jobs they’d prefer other jobs to. Well the examples I gave included one prostitute who happens to be a dear friend of mine (well, no, I dont mean expensive I mean close to my heart) who chose prostitution in preference to her previous career as an engineer. So your “argument” is as hollow as your sanctimonius bleating tone. You bore me.

  64. Interesting, could it be that it isn’t CO2 but it is the increases in their electric rates due to the assault on conventional power and the pushing of renewables that would result in these women looking for ways to augment their income? The Democrats pushing this nonsense only real complaint would be that said income would be undeclared and therefore untaxed meaning they wouldn’t have access to it.

  65. This doesn’t correlate with daily observations. After 120 minutes watching a movie people are breathing in an atmosphere of about 5000-7000 ppm, not “trace amounts” of CO2. With huge amounts as those, most women should be going out from the movie house offering their sexual services to every man in the street. The same should happen in universities and high schools after 40 minutes of attending class… but observations tell us that they keep giving sexual services to their college mates for free… well, most of them.

    Can politicians get more moronic than this? Yes, they can… there is no limit for politician’s idiocy!

  66. On the contribution of poverty to prostitution:

    Consider: Musician (female) between engagements, wallet empty, rent due. Acquaintance (male) offers assistance. Does not actually say so, but obviously expects ultimate expression of gratitude.

    Where does she go from “entertainer accepting gifts from admirers” to “courtesan who dabbles in music?”

    Interesting choices we get sometimes.

  67. Those congresspeople who sponsored this resolution obviously aren’t qualified to hold their offices. You have to be human and have a brain to serve in Congress. These boneheaded australopethecines fail on both counts. But in their defense, maybe AGW emptied their craniums and reverted them to the pre-human condition.

    The question is, when will the public finally wake up to how ludicrous, how flat-out insane this is?

    • Chad,

      By public, are you referring to the same folks who not only ELECTED those people to office, as well as Obama, not once, but TWICE?

      When will the public wake up? When opposition to the left lies down so the full force of their policies can be felt and the opposition can’t be blamed for keeping the policies from working. As long as the universities keep indoctrinating and journalists, for the most part, keep echoing the battle cry of the left, most of the public will continue to blame the opposition rather than the left.

  68. I think many here are missing the point of the resolution:

    “My resolution will affirm the commitment to include and empower women in economic development planning and international climate change policies and practices,” she said. “This will help communities adapt to climate impacts, and embark on a path towards clean and sustainable development.”

    The resolution calls on Congress to recognize the effects on women, and to use “gender-specific frameworks in developing policies to address climate change.”

    It says Congress recognizes the need for “balanced participation of men and women” in climate change adaption efforts, and that Congress will support women who are vulnerable to climate change.

    Finally, it encourages the president to “integrate a gender approach in all policies and programs” related to climate change, and to ensure these policies “support women globally to prepare for, build resilience for, and adapt to climate change.”

    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and her co-sponsors are just pushing more gender politics, aided by some familiar shills, no doubt expecting a return of the favor when it comes to pushing racial preferences.

  69. I would imagine that food traders hoarding futures contracts on staples is a far greater threat to humanity that a few extra carbon dioxide molecules.

    Bait n switch, bait n switch……..

  70. Really? All these fact based readers, and no one bothers to point out that Mary Magdalene and the “woman at the well” were not the same person, and therefore Mary was not a hooker?

  71. Climate Craziness of the Week: Climate Change turns women into hookers?
    Is it that crazy? I remember being told by a PC in before he went out on his beat Manchester that they would not be out tonight so he expected a quiet night because it was three inches deep snow and minus 5 degrees so surely it is reasonable to blame increased activity on global warming.

  72. As a long term resident in Thailand,I have had plenty of opportunities to study the domestic sex trade. I have met many women (and some katoey) before and after they became prostitutes, and I can tell you it has nothing to do with survival.

    It is way more likely that the release of a new IPhone would trigger more prostitution than CO2.

  73. David Cage says:
    May 1, 2013 at 8:45 am
    Climate Craziness of the Week: Climate Change turns women into hookers?
    Is it that crazy? I remember being told by a PC in before he went out on his beat Manchester that they would not be out tonight so he expected a quiet night because it was three inches deep snow and minus 5 degrees so surely it is reasonable to blame increased activity on global warming.
    ===================================
    That depends, does Global Warming mean snow is a thing of the past or does it mean more heavy snow. When the climate zealots pick one, then we can determine which will be the case.

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