Monday, March 13, 2006

Bush Goes Down, Science Goes Up!

NASA has officially confirmed in a press release that “climate warming is changing how much water remains locked in Earth’s largest storehouses of ice and snow [i.e. Antarctic and Greenland].” This is the first time that NASA directly tied the changes to warming.

According to MSNBC, the press release "follows an internal NASA change that seems to be taking place to allow scientists greater freedom - that change in policy appears to be occurring after NASA scientist Jim Hansen complained about being silenced because of the Bush administration’s opposition to mandatory curbs on greenhouse gases that many scientists tie to global warming."

That's probably a positive consequence of President Bush's disastrous approval rating - nearly 70% of American people now say that the U.S. is on the wrong track. Finally, people are getting it! It's about time...

UPDATE: This alarming article in the Guardian:

Researchers have uncovered compelling evidence that indicates Earth's most vulnerable regions - the North and South Poles - are poised on the brink of a climatic disaster. The scientists, at an atmospheric monitoring station in the Norwegian territory of Svalbard, have found that levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere near the North Pole are now rising at an unprecedented pace.


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