The same day America's great ecologist warrior, Senator Gaylord, passes on we get his antithesis in the news, the man who is the exact opposite of him.
The ever horrible W. Bush Jr.
From the Independent:
President George W Bush appeared to rule out any legally-binding treaty to cut global warming last night, crushing Tony Blair's dream of a groundbreaking deal on climate change.Typical Bush diplomacy. No pro quid pro just pro squeeze balls pro. His classic "drop dead" style is a real winner, isn't it?
President Bush said signing Kyoto agreement would have wrecked the US economy
In an interview prior to this week's G8 Gleneagles summit, Mr Bush bluntly said that the Prime Minister could expect no special favours even though he had supported the war in Iraq.
In stark contrast, China and Russia yesterday inked several historic agreements and a treaty of mutual self defence coupled with an overt warning to the USA to watch our step or else. Another diplomatic high point for the ever patient and careful President Hu of China.
"I go to the G8 not really trying to make him look bad or good, but I go to the G8 with an agenda that I think is best for our country," he said in an interview with ITV's Tonight with Trevor McDonald, to be shown tonight.This man is infinitely infuriating, isn't he? He is a stubborn moron and then says, "Oh, by the way, you all are right all along!" then slaps us again in our faces with the acknowledgement that yes, humans are changing the environment but who gives a f*ck, eh?
"I really don't view our relationship as one of quid pro quo. Tony Blair made decisions on what he thought was best for keeping the peace and winning the war on terror, as I did," he added.
Anxious to avoid further damaging the US's reputation in Europe, Mr Bush appeared to soften his sceptical view on global warming by admitting that it was a "significant, long-term issue" which to an extent was man-made.
I do, you moron.
A man died this week who passionately cared and unlike you, Bush, did the right thing, too. And not one minute too late, either.
The CO2 problem isn't merely man-made, it is one of the few export items indelibly stamped with "Made in the USA" on it. And it is one that is causing the rest of the planet to wonder if it isn't time to declare a plague upon our house.
We ain't storing our pollution anywhere except in the entire ecosystem. We spew it out and then curtly tell the world to roast to death because we want to be rich, hahaha. Great. So we are Midas, everything we touch turns to gold and we die of starvation, no? Or in Bush's case, everything he touches blows up.
But he reaffirmed that the US did not and would not sign the 1997 Kyoto deal on reducing greenhouse emissions because it "would have wrecked our economy, if I can be blunt".
Mr Bush indicated that he believed Mr Blair was ready to move "beyond Kyoto" and focus on techniques such as capturing and storing carbon dioxide in underground wells, rather than on setting emission limits.
Total failure at Gleneagles would hugely embarrass Mr Blair who has made climate change one of his two priorities for his G8 presidency.Embarrassing people is a Bush talent. He certainly embarrasses me. I hear that travelers are so embarrassed by him, they pretend to be Canadians or Brits or Aussies when traveling abroad these days.
British officials are desperate for a compromise to gloss over the stark disagreement between America and the other G8 nations and there were reports yesterday that a plan could still be agreed on cleaning up air and land transport, and providing green technology to developing nations.
Or if American, like I did in 1968, they are loudly anti-Bush.
From Space Daily
God help us all. If this study is even half true, we are dead ducks. Extinction is forever. You don't make an encore entry. You are dead and gone and only your bones and maybe crushed black oily matter is all that remains.
A report issued by the Royal Society in the U.K. sounds the alarm about the world's oceans. "If CO2 from human activities continues to rise, the oceans will become so acidic by 2100 it could threaten marine life in ways we can't anticipate," commented Dr. Ken Caldeira, co-author of the report and a newly appointed staff scientist at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology in Stanford, California.
Many scientists view the world's oceans as an important sink for capturing the human-induced greenhouse gas CO2 and slowing global warming. Marine plants soak up CO2 as they breathe it in and convert it to food during photosynthesis. Organisms also use it to make their skeletons and shells, which eventually form sediments.
With the explosion of fossil-fuel burning over the past 200 years, it has been estimated that more than a third of the human-originated greenhouse gas has been absorbed by the oceans. While marine organisms need CO2 to survive, work by Caldeira and colleagues shows that too much CO2 in the ocean could lead to ecological disruption and extinctions in the marine environment.
When CO2 gas dissolves into the ocean it produces carbonic acid, which is corrosive to shells of marine organisms and can interfere with the oxygen supply. If current trends continue, the scientists believe the acidic water could interrupt the process of shell and coral formation and adversely affect other organisms dependent upon corals and shellfish.
The acidity could also negatively impact other calcifying organisms, such as phytoplankton and zooplankton, some of the most important players at the base of the planet's food chain.
"We can predict the magnitude of the acidification based on the evidence that has been collected from the ocean's surface, the geological and historical record, ocean circulation models, and what's known about ocean chemistry," continued Caldeira. "What we can't predict is just what acidic oceans mean to ocean ecology and to Earth's climate. International and governmental bodies must focus on this area before it's too late."
God help us all.
"This report should sound the alarm bells around the world," remarked Chris Field, director of the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology. "It provides compelling evidence for the need for a thorough understanding of the implications of ocean acidification. It also strengthens the case for rapid progress on reducing CO2 emissions."Forget Plamegate or even the full war crimes of our rulers. They are conspiring to destroy our planet. Not merely humans like Hitler's plans, all living things. This is, to say the least, the crime of the last 63 million years. Good grief.
God help us all.
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