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Heard much about global warming lately? - One person's lack of compassion does not equal another's comfort.
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Heard much about global warming lately?
Please read my excerpts behind the cut and note that in the last paragraph (the linked paragraph) President Bush's chief science adviser, John Marburger III, represents that the US does not need to set limits on CO2 emissions like other countries, because we are changing our technologies. [edit: which is obvious double-speak because the purpose of setting limits is to force technologies to be changed]

Unfortunately I happen to know that The Bush Administration is actually loosening up environmental restrictions on power plants to pollute MORE and *not* less. So once again we have to face a future that is grim and an adminstration that lies. Exactly what can we do if our own government answers our concerns by lying to us?

"It's not this abstract notion that happens over millions of years," deMenocal said. "The magnitude of what we're talking about greatly, greatly exceeds anything we've withstood in human history."

These kinds of concerns have spurred some governments to make major cuts in the carbon dioxide emissions linked to global warming. Britain has slashed its emissions by 14 percent, compared with 1990 levels and aims to reduce them by 60 percent by 2050. Some European countries, however, are lagging well behind their targets under the international Kyoto climate treaty.


The Bush administration espouses a different approach. Marburger said that while everyone agrees carbon dioxide emissions should decline, the United States prefers to promote cleaner technology rather than impose mandatory greenhouse gas limits. "The U.S. is the world leader in doing something on climate change because of its actions on changing technology," he said.

Maybe after the seas rise 20 feet we tree hugging liberals will have a voice again.


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ratravarman From: ratravarman Date: January 31st, 2006 03:55 am (UTC) (Link)

If You Can't Say Anything Good About Global Warming...

Bush Tried to Gag Environment Expert
James Hansen, the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said agency officials had ordered that public affairs officers review his lectures, papers and postings on the institute's web site as well as vetting requests for interviews from reporters. The clamp-down followed a lecture he gave last month calling for emission reductions, a move the White House refuses to support.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 31st, 2006 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Oceans rise another inch ;-)

The level of the ocean rose another inch last year, according to scientists at the University of Miami's Atmospheric Research Center.
Article (http://www.republicworldnews.com/news/weather/oceans-rise-another-inch/)
fixx From: fixx Date: January 31st, 2006 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oceans rise another inch ;-)

I don't mine the odd non-LJ user commenting in my blog but I'd appreciate it if you would use some sort of identifying signature when you do, a nickname perhaps or initials, maybe your IM handle.
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