Friday, February 02, 2007

In the News: Global warming is definitely, most probably almost certainly human caused

So a new report came out today stating that global warming is likely the result of human activity. So what makes this report different from the many before it?

Nothing that I can tell.

I mean really. How many of these things need to come out before the US government will actually do anything. You know this report was primarily for the benefit of the US public since the rest of the world has grown up and accepted the earlier reports. The most profound international program, the Kyoto Protocol, has been panned by Bush, since it allowed too much leniency for developing nations even though we (the US) produces a vast majority of the CO2 entering the atmosphere.

One thing that I extremely dislike in the report is that they state the effects of global warming are not going to go away anytime soon. Eventually they state much further down the article that this does not mean we shouldn't do anything about it, and that if we do nothing the effects will get much worse. But what about the people that just read the first half of article? It's not like any of us hasn't done that before. It is my worry that this will lead people to the wrong conclusion; that to do nothing will be just as good, if not better than actually trying to stop this.

Anyway, that's my vent. Here is a link to a couple of the stories


Associated Press

Live Science

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