Monday, June 26, 2006

Global Warming Dominating the News

George Bush has restated his belief that global warming is real, serious, and that we need to pay attention to it. This assertion makes headlines even though he has said it before. He does not, however, call for economy-busting measures to solve it. Nor does he recommend that humans try to tinker with the weather in hopes of reversing the warming that has taken place or might take place. He says we need to make progress on energy alternatives, just as he has since before his first election. When the history of the Bush years is written 20 years from now, he will be seen as precient on so many subjects. I hope he and I live to see it.

In the meantime, there are many scientists who would like to tinker with the environment. Would you trust the folks who didn't know that con trails would create global warming to mess with the weather. Whoops, we didn't know that putting all that reflective material in the desert would create a major change in weather patterns over the Great Lakes resulting in massive flooding in the upper Mississippi.

Finally, scientists are now positive that this is the hottest period in the past 400 years. Duh! Nobody disputes that, but it is 1 degree. And everybody is pretty sure that it was this hot and hotter 450 years ago.

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