More on Global Warming
People who insist global warming is a myth, or just the result of natural cycles, are having to throw more and more sand over their heads to drown out the increasing protests from scientists and the international community. The 10 warmest years have all been since 1990. 2004 is expected to rank as the 4th or 5th warmest year on record.
The Kyoto pact, which will take effect on 2/16/05, is setting goals for 30 industrial nations to reduce emissions of six greenhouse gases. The U.S. of course is not participating in this frenchsissytreehugging nonsense.
Global warming has already been blamed for more violent and unpredictable storms, rising sea levels and shrinking wildlife habitats. In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted that global temperatures would increase by 3 to 10 degrees during the 21st century, depending on how much we can reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Even if the increase is “only” 3 degrees, the consequences could be devastating. Some research has indicated that a 3.5 degree increase could collapse the entire ecosystem of the Amazon rain forest and cause Greenland to be flooded by rising sea levels.
At this point even Bush’s Bitch (other aliases include “Tony Blair”) is trying to gently nudge his Master toward involvement in an international global warming agreement. (As you probably know, Clinton signed the Kyoto agreement in 1997, and Bush “unsigned” it after he was “elected.”)
It’s just incomprehensible that the Bush administration can continue to ignore a looming environmental disaster (“we need to study the issue”) but can instantly mobilize all of its resources for non-issues like gay marriage and medical marijuana. Wait, I’ve got an idea. Ssshhhh…
PSSST! George! Jerry Falwell has just discovered a link between global warming and gay marriage. Act Now!