Wednesday, November 22, 2006

More Holiday Cheer Concerning Global Warming

"The world has less than a decade to take decisive action in the battle to beat global warming or risk irreversible change that will tip the planet towards catastrophe, a leading U.S. climate scientist said on Tuesday.

And the United States, the world' biggest polluter but major climate laggard, has a vital role to play in leading that fight, James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, told Reuters on a visit to London.

"The biggest problem is that the United States is not taking an active leadership role -- quite the reverse," he said.

"We have to be on a fundamentally different path within a decade," said the man who earlier this year caused an outcry when he revealed that scientific warnings on the climate crisis were being rewritten by White House officials.

He said reliance on -- and growing use of -- fossil fuels like coal both in the United States and in boom economy China had to be stopped and reversed to avoid the planet's climate tipping into catastrophe with floods, droughts and famines."

Read more here for your holiday cheer.

This is what I have read in other articles, that for some reason don't seem to originate in the U.S., about how catastrophic climate change is going to be if we don't do something quick.

And we are not talking about starting 20 or even 10 years from now either.

Now means now and it will create jobs and grow the economy too.

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