Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on February 2nd, 2007 10:05 am by HL
Man-made emissions of greenhouse gases are to blame for fewer cold days, hotter nights, heat waves, floods and heavy rains, droughts and stronger storms, particularly in the Atlantic Ocean, the 21-page report said.
It highlighted “increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level.”
Authors of the report called it conservative: It used only peer-reviewed published science and was edited by representatives of 113 governments who had to agree to every word. It was a snapshot of where the world is with global warming and where it is heading, but does not tell governments what to do.
Of course the Bush administration already knows about global warming and has been trying to keep it quiet for years.
BURLINGTON, Vt. –U.S. Rep. Peter Welch says it was a “stunning personal experience” to hear federal scientists say they had been stymied from talking about climate change…The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on which Welch serves, is holding hearings on the administration’s handling of the global warming issue. The panel’s chairman, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said the administration appeared to want “to mislead the public by injecting doubt into the science of global warming.”
The comments came as two advocacy groups — the Government Accountability Project and the Union of Concerned Scientists — shared findings with the committee from a survey of about 300 government scientists.
The survey found nearly half the scientists had seen or experienced pressure to delete words like “global warming” from written material. About 40 percent said thad had seen changes to materials that changed their scientific meanings.
Of course republicans and big buisness right wingers don’t want to admit that it is real because then they would have to do something that might stop Exxon/Mobil from having another all time world record for profits in the next quarter just like they have had in the last two while we go broke paying for their product and Bush and his oil cronies get even richer.
LONDON (AFP) – A right-wing American think tank is offering 10,000 dollars (7,700 euros) to scientists and economists to dispute a climate change report set to be released by the UN’s top scientific panel, media reported.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), which receives funding from oil giant ExxonMobil according to the Guardian, sent letters to scientists in the United States, Britain and elsewhere offering the payments in exchange for articles emphasising the shortcoming of the UN’s report
Just to prove that Bush’s loyalties lie with Exxon/Mobil and not the USA he proved to us all once again today.
WASHINGTON – Despite a strongly worded global warming report from the world’s top climate scientists, the Bush administration expressed continued opposition Friday to mandatory reductions in heat-trapping “greenhouse” gases.