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While Washington Slept #207780
04/20/06 05:12 PM
04/20/06 05:12 PM
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The Queen of England is afraid. International C.E.O.'s are nervous. And the scientific establishment is loud and clear. If global warming isn't halted, rising sea levels could submerge coastal cities by 2100. So how did this virtual certainty get labeled a "liberal hoax"?
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0420-31.htm

Re: While Washington Slept #207781
04/20/06 06:54 PM
04/20/06 06:54 PM
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Clover is right the article is pure organic nitrogen.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/04/060420171121.htm

Re: While Washington Slept #207782
04/20/06 07:27 PM
04/20/06 07:27 PM
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read Michael Crichton's State of Fearfor an interesting and eyeopening look at the politics of global climatic events (and non-events).

Sure, its a novel, but based on quantitative facts that will be sure to open your eyes.


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Re: While Washington Slept #207783
04/20/06 08:55 PM
04/20/06 08:55 PM
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the rest of the world is no longer waiting for the Bush administration. At the international climate conference held in Montreal last year, European nations called the administration's bluff when it refused to commit even to the breathtakingly modest step of someday discussing what framework might follow the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. At past summits, the administration's stubbornness led other nations to back down in hopes of keeping America involved in the process. At Montreal, the world quit waiting for Godot and recognized, as Elliot Morley, Tony Blair's minister of the environment, says, "there are a lot of voices in the United States in addition to the Bush administration, and we will work with all of them to address this problem."

The same thing is happening inside the U.S. "It is very clear that Congress will put mandatory greenhouse-gas-emission reductions in place, immediately after George W. Bush leaves office," says Philip Clapp of N.E.T. "Even the Fortune 500 is positioning itself for the inevitable. There isn't one credible 2008 Republican presidential candidate who hasn't abandoned the president's do-nothing approach. They have all adopted the approach the rest of the world took at the Montreal talksówe're moving forward, you're a lame duck, and we have to deal with it."

Regardless of what happens in Washington, D.C., state and local governments across America are aggressively confronting the problem. Two hundred and eight mayors have committed their cities to meet or exceed the emissions reductions mandated by the Kyoto Protocol, and some have gone further. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has committed California to 30 percent cuts by 2020.

Re: While Washington Slept #207784
04/21/06 05:32 AM
04/21/06 05:32 AM
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I'd say nuclear winter beats global warming, hands down.


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