Mr. Cockburn: Did someone suggest that you give up your automobile? Carbon dioxide emissions may need to be more or less regulated, but that has little to do with the body of inconvertible evidence of global change, of which greenhouse gases are a contributing factor. Further, the EPA program to fine polluters as a regional or state block seems to have been working.
There is virtually no credible scientific opposition to global warming and climate change. Rather, the problem is that related research such as greenhouse gases takes on the mantle of fear while not being as bedrock as ice core evidence.
Nonetheless, it is quite clear, without even resorting to citing a study, that higher atmospheric temperatures that result from trapped greenhouse gases increase the likelihood of loss of the glacial ice sheets and a hotter ocean implying rising ocean levels. Admittedly, there is a certain amount of manufactured hysteria by some researchers that hope their lowly basic research may qualify for greater funding opportunities if it has something to do with climate change rather than simply ocean circulation or whether CFCs are localized over Antarctica or in the global air stream. See this web page and this one for more exciting and depressing climate news.
What is your so-called far-sighted plan, more belching of acid rain and two SUVs in every garage across the globe?
Katherine L Whitefield
Jul 27 2007 - 10:42am