'Global Warming' - AKA Katrina
Was Katrina Caused by Global Warming? You know what, it doesn't matter. What matters is that for the first time the Bush Administration (Which is sponsored by an awful lot of 'Oil Money'), will hopefully circum to pressure and seriously address the issue they've been trying to side step all their time in office, climate change.
When the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2003 issued its first comprehensive Report on the Environment, stating: "Climate change has global consequences for human health and the environment", the White House simply removed the line and all such conclusions.**
In February 2004, 60 Prominent US scientists warned in a statement, Restoring Scientific Integrity in Policymaking: "Successful application of science has played a large part in the policies that have made the US the world's most powerful nation and its citizens increasingly prosperous and healthy ... Indeed, this principle has long been adhered to by presidents and administrations of both parties in forming and implementing policies. The administration of George W Bush has, however, disregarded this principle ... The distortion of scientific knowledge for partisan political ends must cease..." Bush ignored the statement.**
James Glassmans Article is just 'A-typical' of a large proportion of the US media, whos 'Fossil Fuel sponsored' approach is, 'Icesheet, Icesheet, What fcukin Icesheet... Shit I can't find my head in this Sand Pit anywhere'... Get with the Programme James... Shit's happening, and if you don't believe it check out your own M.I.T. report. [Obviously not funded by Exxon, as Mr.Glassman is].
9/11 made America aware of the existence of the outside world, it's just a crying shame that it might take another disaster, New Orleans, to make the Bush Administration 'Wake-up' up and address Global Warming.
I've said it before on this Blog; I believe in America, I believe they have what it takes to solve a great deal of the world's problems. All we have to do now is hope their paranoia is replaced with understanding, and maybe just a little acceptance that not all the world likes 'Coke', some of us prefer tea or Turkish coffee, that doesn't make us anti-American, just different.
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* Ross Gelbspan
** Guardian Online