Monday, January 24, 2005

Good timing, Mr. Environmental Editor

Just as Al Gore chose New York City's coldest day in decades to deliver his fire & brimstone Global Warming diatribe (at a environmental conference last year), The Independent has chosen to sound its' own eco-alarm nearly one year from the day when Al Gore's base realized he was certifiably insane (speaking in tounges tends to do that to us secular folks). As to the logic of environmental editor Michael McCarthy playing Cassandra on the heels of record snowfalls both in the UK (last week) and the US (this past weekend), let's just say the envirophants are their own worst enemy:

Countdown to global catastrophe

"[The report] breaks new ground by putting a figure - for the first time in such a high-level document - on the danger point of global warming, that is, the temperature rise beyond which the world would be irretrievably committed to disastrous changes. These could include widespread agricultural failure, water shortages and major droughts, increased disease, sea-level rise and the death of forests - with the added possibility of abrupt catastrophic events such as "runaway" global warming, the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, or the switching-off of the Gulf Stream.

Unfortunately, the article divulges that one of the champions of the report is none other then Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), a RINO (Republican In Name Only) of the first order, as well as the UN. With friends like this, who needs enemies? Ah well, perhaps she can still be 'saved': Sen. Snowe is now on my list to receive a copy of Bjorn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World, courtesy of courtesy of

A little common sense can do a girl a world of good!

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