Archive for April, 2007

U.N.’s Climate Report Looks Bleak, Even Watered Down!

Posted in politics on April 7, 2007 by theseep

The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made up of 2000 of the world’s most foremost climate experts, came out with it’s fourth report on Global Warming and as the vast majority of the populace has already accepted, unless we make major changes in our consumption and energy production, we’re going to face multiple and massive humanitarian crises. This doesn’t mean just that the shoreline near the beach condo will be smaller, it means that tens of millions of people will be displaced, facing massive famines and spread of disease. Patterns of global species extinction will coincide with the deaths of an inestimateable number of humans. The frightening part is that China, Saudi Arabia, and of course, the United States spent all night hammering out concessions to “weaken the wording.” How bad is it REALLY if death, disease, famine and extinction is “weakened wording”!!!! Sadly, the associated press article this links to does not include the U.S. as one of the countries guilty of forcing changes in a scientific report. Nice unbiased journalism.
At least the Washington Post pointed a little blame at our administration’s interference with scientific data. Who approves this type of behavior in a diplomat?
We really have to get oil companies out of our government affairs. It makes our country look like shortsighted fools in the eyes of the world and puts the lives of millions of people at greater and greater risk of tragedy.

Here’s the official “Summary for Policymakers.”
‘The BBC also has a nice educational page on climate change.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette News