Thursday, June 07, 2007

maybe greenland will really be green soon

Okay you climate change skeptics -- Greenland's winters are 11 DEGREES WARMER than just a decade ago. The breaking off of the ice sheets is a new tourist attraction. I'd be interested in how you explain that away. And no, don't give us any bullshit about sunspots. This might be good for Greenland's 56,000 residents (perhaps NASA Administrator Griffin is from there?) -- but not so good for the other 6-7 billions of humans.

It's again disheartening and discouraging but in no way surprising that de facto President Bush at the G8 continues to fight against any measures that would REQUIRE -- as opposed to merely "hope for" or "suggest" -- action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Hope the Bushes enjoy Kennebunkport. It may not be there much longer if that ice sheet in Greenland keeps melting. Where will the "little brown ones" have their Presidential retreats and summer vacations?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Massive areas of cooling are found in the North and South Pacific Ocean; the whole of the Amazon Valley; the north coast of South America and the Caribbean; the eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, Caucasus and Red Sea; New Zealand and even the Ganges Valley in India."

9:49 AM  
Blogger Miles said...

The point is not whether a single location on the globe is warmer or cooler. The point is that our planet has already warmed nearly two degrees due to our emissions of greenhouse gases, and it's going to take an 80% cut in global carbon emissions by 2050 to even keep the future increase to an additional four degrees. Left unchecked, who knows how hot it will get or how high sea levels will rise.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Sizzlechest in fairborn said...

The biggest albatross is the misnomer "Global Warming". As you can see from anonymous's quote, he thinks that finding comments or incidence of cooling equates proof of fallacy for climate change.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Don Q Blogger said...

And that's why I always use the term "climate change." That's more accurate. And less comfy-sounding than "warming."

6:28 AM  

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