Clinton, McCain and more - v - Bush ...
Global warming: Will you listen now, America?
Two of the leading contenders to contest the next US presidential election have delivered an urgent warning to the United States on global warming, saying the evidence of climate change has become too stark to ignore and human activity is a major cause.
By Andrew Buncombe in Washington - Published: 19 August 2005, in the UK's Independent.
Well, will they listen?
That's what the whole rest of the world's been wondering for a long, long while. But maybe Mr & Mrs average American still aren't aware of the enormity of the all-too-true, terrible threat that's now looming so large.
Maybe too many moms and dads are still only watching the faux news from Fox, and still only reading the regularly released rubbish from Murdoch's media monopoly. Eh?
Well, one thing's for sure -- This Old Brit is completely certain that it's not because they don't care about their kids that the coming calamity of catastrophic, climate change isn't being taken seriously. Rather, he believes it's because it's still not been properly explained to them -- neither fully nor truthfully.
So maybe names such as those shown below can grab some sorely needed, mass public attention. It's certainly to be hoped so.
Mr McCain, Mrs Clinton and Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Susan Collins of Maine, also went to Barrow, the northernmost city in the US.
Perhaps by simply seeing the sort of things they're saying, all sensible citizens will swiftly 'snap out of it'.
"The question is how much damage will be done before we start taking concrete action," Mr McCain said at a press conference in Anchorage. "Go up to places like we just came from. It's a little scary."
Mrs Clinton added: "I don't think there's any doubt left for anybody who actually looks at the science. There are still some holdouts, but they're fighting a losing battle. The science is overwhelming."
And here's some more of the same.
Mr Graham, a Republican, said he had been moved by what he had seen. "Climate change is different when you come here, because you see the faces of people experiencing it. If you go to the people and listen to their stories and walk away with any doubt that something's going on, you're not listening."
Mrs Collins, a Democrat, was even more convinced. She said the evidence in Alaska represented the "canary in the mine shaft of global warming crying out to us to pay attention".
One doesn't need a Doctorate. Nor does one need a degree. The whole shameful, scary scenario is simply so self-evident.
So lets try to keep things simple.
Lets forget for the moment, most of the jargon used by the special interest, big business boys who make their billions by .... by ..... there's no other word for it .... by blighting all our lives.
So, as I've already said, lets keep it simple -- okay?
Simply, think hole in the Ozone. Simply, think kids. Simply, think grandkids. Simply, think malignant melanoma. Simply, think skin cancer.
Getting the picture now?
Then think on this, too.
President Bush's administration has repeatedly questioned the evidence of global warming and the contribution of human activity to any shift.Look at this link, and learn. http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article306881.ece
Mr Bush, who in 2001 refused to ratify the Kyoto treaty on global warming weeks after he took office, has repeatedly been accused of doing nothing to enforce tighter
controls on emissions of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases".