Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Former Harvard Business School professor blames carbon dioxide for lightning bolt that hit her house

Shoshana Zuboff: When Global Warming Ate My Life

Was the lightning bolt in our kitchen caused by global warming? The facts are too compelling to ignore.

Shoshana Zuboff

Shoshana Zuboff is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor at the Harvard Business School (retired) and the author of 'The Support Economy: Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism.'


Anonymous said...

Yes, global warming caused the existence of more witches, one of which put a lightining hex on her house. The facts are too compelling. Just connect the dots.

Brian Johnson UK said...

The Professor knows diddly squat about reality. Get a useful job like cleaning bathrooms, something more suited to the Academic level you display.

MostlyHarmless said...

NCDC shows no warming in Maine since 1895. Zero, zilch, nada, not even a warmist's-eye view on a trend.

I blogged on this yeterday and summarised:

Aaaaah - sweet. "This peaceful place" where never-before-heard-of 217-strike storms incontrovertibly spawned by a 1.9 degrees Celsius in the last century warming, suddenly (did all the 1.9 degree warming occur in 2011?) burst out of nowhere (from the sky - Ed.) and destroy an idyllic farmstead. A farmstead with "windmills and solar panels" which are made of - plastic? Glass? Wood? Hershey bars? Obama campaign leaflets? No, metal, metal with wires attached. Wires leading into the idyllic farmstead through the walls and roof. Wires which conduct electricity. Lightning is electricity, big-time. They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but "they" didn't have a wooden farmhouse surrounded by tall metal windmills and with a roof covered in solar panels in mind. Even Ben Franklin knew enough not to surround his house with lightning conductors that were attached to it by wires.

GoFigure560 said...

A couple of years ago lightning struck a tree which was less than 50 yards from the front stoop, where I happened to be standing at the time.

The house is grounded, but the base security and phone system were zapped, along with several (but not all ?!) of our dock lights.

Lightning happens.

Anonymous said...

CO(2). A very stable atom, chemically and electrically. Does not pass electrons (that's lightning to the totally clueless) very well at all. Well, yes, global warming caused by too much CO(2) in the air did it by golly!

glen242 said...

She is one tough lady, or, she is misleading us.

"That night I thrilled to the thunderstorm raging outside. Then a bolt of lightning crashed through the kitchen window, mowed me down like a freight train hurtling through my chest and triggered a blast so loud I thought the sound barrier had been breached somewhere between the crockery and the curtains. When I opened my eyes, I was lying on the floor. Then came smoke. Fifteen minutes later we were out in the storm, watching in disbelief as our beloved home vanished in a towering wall of flame."

The way I read it, a bolt of lightning hurtling through my (her) chest. And she was still able to try and save parts of her old homestead. One tough lady!