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Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Case For Global Warming

Only a fool claims that a thing is impossible. Accordingly, legitimate scientists worldwide could be wrong in their conclusions about Global Warming. However, I am fairly convinced that this is a genuinely perilous phenomenon. I have watched as annuals in our transitional USDA Zone 7 garden have become perennial or self-seeding. Tubers and corms which once demanded digging in the fall now do not require such treatment. I have kept reef aquariums and other animals for decades and am painfully aware of how easy it is to influence an ecosystem with not only trace amounts of a wide variety of compounds but with subtle temperature changes. I have witnessed the ocean changes attributed to El Nino/La Nina years and kept an eye on tropical coral reef conditions (via published reports, unfortunately). The general consensus is that global warming is real, and not the alarmist cries of a bevy of hand-wringing liberals. At minimum, as stewards of the only planet we presently have at our disposal, we should proceed with the utmost caution lest we destroy our way of life.

In that vein, and although I generally avoid fluff media such as this, Al Gore appeared on the Today Show to discuss his new movie, "An Inconvenient Truth".

And the Fair and Balanced version: Exxon-Backed Pundit Compares Gore To Nazi Propagandist

2 Comments:

Blogger Tim said...

An Inconvenient Truth is really good, although part biopic on Gore himself. It breaks down the science of global warming in a way that's easy to comprehend as well as provides easy solutions for correcting some of the emission problems.

Thu May 25, 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

With all the grandstanding going in in DC, I can stand a little PR work on Gore's behalf. I can make a guess where this is all leading - Gore/Edwards 2008 perhaps? They both seem affable men compared to Bush and Company.

Thu May 25, 01:19:00 PM  

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