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571 days ago
Paragraph 1 – No mention of Republican or Democratic views. No mention of religion, although I’m not quite sure how that would integrate with the subject. Anyway, be nice.
Ok, let’s banter. Here is something from the science section of the NY Times.
Global warming has become perhaps the most complicated issue facing world leaders. Warnings from the scientific community are becoming louder, as an increasing body of science points to rising dangers from the ongoing buildup of human-related greenhouse gases — produced mainly by the burning of fossil fuels and forests.
Global emissions of carbon dioxide jumped by the largest amount on record in 2010, upending the notion that the brief decline during the recession might persist through the recovery. Emissions rose 5.9 percent in 2010, according to the Global Carbon Project, an international collaboration of scientists. The increase solidified a trend of ever-rising emissions that scientists fear will make it difficult, if not impossible, to forestall severe climate change in coming decades.
However, the technological, economic and political issues that have to be resolved before a concerted worldwide effort to reduce emissions can begin have gotten no simpler, particularly in the face of a global economic slowdown.
I personally do not believe global warming to be a fairy tale. It should be fairly obvious to all that something significant is going on with our planet. I understand that in the very near future the government is going to change the name of Glacier National Park. I think they’re going to have a contest to rename it.
-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.