"U.S. officials pressed negotiators to drop sections of the report that highlight some problems tied to global warming, warn of more frequent droughts and floods, and commit a specific dollar amount to promoting carbon sequestration in developing countries. "One deleted section, for example, initially cited "increasingly compelling evidence of climate change, including rising ocean and atmospheric temperatures, retreating ice sheets and glaciers, rising sea levels, and changes to ecosystems." It added: "Inertia in the climate system means that further warming is inevitable. Unless urgent action is taken, there will be a growing risk of adverse effects on economic development, human health and the natural environment, and of irreversible long-term changes to our climate and oceans." "Instead, U.S. negotiators substituted a sentence that reads, "Climate change is a serious long term challenge that has the potential to affect every part of the globe." An excerpt from this Washington Post article.


Blogger Scott Sloan said...

E, my parents live near the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina. My dad said that they are supposed to get more hurricanes this year and every subsequent year because the Atlantic Ocean is getting warmer due to global warning.

6/20/2005 6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


just like evolution, i have my suspicions about the validity of "global warming". meterologist cant predict the weather a few days in advance. how could "scinece" have any clue about something as massive as global warming? i am all for controlling pollution, making the world less dependent on fossil fuels and being mindful about wasting energy. however, is this whole global warming trend a less discussed form of the whole evolution as sicence debate?


as an aside, a PhD. candiadte who teaches at Hilliard might get his dissertation revoked by the academic ivory tower types for trying to publish his thesis on why evolution is a pseudo-science. i will try ot get the link to the hilliard booster for you

6/20/2005 11:28 AM  

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