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  •  Weird weather (3+ / 0-)

    Well, yes -- weird weather has been a prediction associated with climate modeling for, uh, 20-25 years now?  We've been warned.  As for "time will tell" well, sometimes when time tells, people die.  And sometimes when time tells, it's too late to stop it. Isn't that what "early warning" is all about?  

    •  Yes, more extreme weather is a known consequence (3+ / 0-)

      of climate change caused by rising levels of greenhouse gases. The extreme weather events are consistent with predictions.

      The time to act is now. We can't make up for yesterday's inaction but we can act now.

      look for my DK Greenroots diary series Thursday evening. "It's the planet, stupid."

      by FishOutofWater on Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 08:09:22 AM PDT

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      •  Jane Goodall on Bill Moyers last week (1+ / 0-)
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        JANE GOODALL: know, you only have to look around. Like about two months ago, I was in Greenland. And I was standing at the foot of a great cliff of ice which went right up to the icecap that covers the top of the world and standing with Inuit elders. And hearing and seeing huge slabs of ice come crashing off and thundering down, looking at this water that emerged from the ice cliff, which before even in summer, it never melted. Inuits had tears. Some of them hadn't been there since they were children.

        BILL MOYERS: The Inuits are the aboriginal--

        JANE GOODALL: The Eskimos.

        BILL MOYERS: The Eskimo tribe, right.

        JANE GOODALL: And they said, "This is our country crying out for help." You know, I think it should anyway give us a sense of responsibility. We're the ones who have set ourselves up as masters. We can change any environment to suit ourselves. So we better start thinking about the long term consequences of those changes.

        plus the opening shots of the Vancouver Olympics -- those mountains were melting.

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