Tuesday, October 11, 2005

the climate, it's a-changing

The good news could include summer cruises thru the Arctic Ocean, which is now doing its imitation of the Wicked Witch in the "Wizard of Oz" -- it's melting. The bad news is that this may be a threshold event that could permanently and rapidly change climatic conditions. And the South Atlantic hurricane that hit Brazil last year -- the FIRST recorded hurricane in the South Atlantic -- could be a sign of things to come.

"The Day After Tomorrow" was a big brainless action movie, but it held the nub of an idea: climate change could occur very rapidly. Are you ready to say "goodbye" to the Gulf Stream? Remember evidence Cambridge scientists found that it is already slowing. If that happens, you won't want to go to England without a good coat.

So I guess the only sane solution for the de facto Bush Administration to consider is to drill even more for oil and gas, because we'll need more to run our air conditioning and the pumps to keep the Gulf of Mexico from taking over Houston.