It is hopeless. YAY!

Friday, February 02, 2007
With a headline stating: "Warming likely 'man-made', unstoppable" the AP hands us this....

PARIS (AP) - The world's leading climate scientists said global warming has begun, is "very likely" caused by man, and will be unstoppable for centuries, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The scientists - using their strongest language yet on the issue - said now that the world has begun to warm, hotter temperatures and rises in sea level "would continue for centuries," no matter how much humans control their pollution. The report also linked the warming to the recent increase in stronger hurricanes.
Kyoto is dead. Fer sure. See, there's a consensus among scientists that it doesn't matter anyway. So take back those words in your SOTU, Bush. They should never have been put in the speech.

I'm expecting the op-ed in the New York Times any day now: "What I didn't find in Antarctica".

Of course this only means the politicians masquerading as scientists can shift their focus from destroying the economies of the most successful nations by essentially taxing emissions, to suing them for the cost of proposed infrastructure changes necessary due to the warming. Of course, what the changes entail and how much they should demand will take years and years of funded research to determine.

And we can all blame Bush. Of course.

6 comments:

terrye said...

This is all beginning to remind me of the Y2K thingee.

and besides, what is with this "very likely" stuff. It is very likely that the earth is not flat but is instead a sphere. It is very likely that the earth rotates around the sun and not the other way around.

I call bullshit.

RogerA said...

Well--this is our chance to invest in lake front property in northern saskatchewan! we can make a killing. One of the points that is almost never made about global warming is its potential benefits: more land comes under production, more food, more land up north to occupy etc. Plus, if both the east and west coasts are flooded, red states will rule.

richard mcenroe said...

rogera --especially since the only way the rising seas disaster scenario plays is if everyone on both coasts just sits there until the water closes over their heads...

RogerA said...

Richard: one can only hope :)

gumshoe1 said...

{...and besides, what is with this "very likely" stuff. It is very likely that the earth is not flat but is instead a sphere. It is very likely that the earth rotates around the sun and not the other way around.

I call bullshit.}

terrye,that was priceless.

may your BS detector never fail you.

it' a gem.

Barry Dauphin said...

Global warming reporting "jumped the shark" (which we'll all have to do if the seas rise!) when I saw a report bemoaning some warming taking place in...drumroll...SIBERIA. Surely there are some positive effects of warming somewhere, if it were to continue to occur. But balanced reporting destroys a good story.