Friday, April 2, 2010

Climate Change

Its a beautiful day outside today, particularly warm for early spring. I saw a item on CNN that 90 cities set new records for high temperatures today. I thought about the Climate Change deniers who were pretending like a cold winter in the Northeast with record snowfall as far south as DC somehow proved that the earth is not actually heating up. I just wonder what they will say if we continue to have record high temperatures around the country. When they then say that these high temperatures contradict what they were saying 3 months ago or will they just ignore the high temperatures because high temperatures don't agree with what the want.

It would be just funny if the opposition of people who choose to ignore clear and compelling science was not impeding our ability to respond nationally to the most dangerous envirnmental crisis we have faced in recorded history.

Will these people ever get tired of being wrong?


Anonymous said...

Apparently credo action is pushing back against valero oil.
Valero plans on using the California initiative procedure to turn back the states efforts at curbing Carbon Dioxide emmisions. This is a perfect storm of what is wrong witht eh conservative Supreme Court (unlimited political contributions by corporations) and the dumbing down of America (it is now honorabloe to deny scientific fact).

Your comments on climate change and helthcare are spot on. Your reader that feels some are being forced to buy health insurance ignores that all are offered the opportunity to pay a reasonalbe tax instead of purchasing health care.

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt that we are huge contributors to this, but you can't ignore the possibility of a "natural cycle." This isn't the first warming (or cooling) trend the Earth has seen...and while I hate to think of the polar bear's plight, nothing lasts forever. Just ask Dino.