A lack of reliable scientific information about what happens when crude oil is spilled into rivers or the ocean and a fragmented system of response plans is...
While climate change skeptics continue to bury their collective heads in the sand (oil sand that is), researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre are reporting what they describe as “… the strongest evidence of global warming in the Arctic so far.”
The reduction of glaciers in the summer months has been well established in the scientific literature, but this new study finds that a similar reduction is also occuring in the winter.
It's a great read, here are links to a couple of the stories:
The Heat is On
The uncertainty surrounding climate change argues for action, not inaction. America should lead the way
FOR most of the Earth's history, the planet has been either very cold, by our standards, or very hot. Fifty million years ago there was no ice on the poles and crocodiles lived in Wyoming. Eighteen thousand years ago there was ice two miles thick in Scotland and, because of the size of the ice sheets, the sea level was 130m lower. Ice-core studies show…
In an interview with ABC Radio, Opposition environment spokesman Anthony Albanese says:
“I think we do need to know the circumstances of how it occurred, in terms of whether someone in the department made a decision, who was overseeing the conference, I think it does need an explanation.”
The scheduled 45-minute Burlesque Show, which included a “popping balloon act,” ran as the after-dinner entertainment, but after 10 minutes or so, the show abruptly ended as climate scientists started leaving.
As we have always maintained here at DeSmogBlog, we don't argue the science. But if legitimate scientific debate is at issue, Dr. Ball is similarly disinclined. This tape shows him, again, to be the kind of public relations person who will say whatever is necessary to give his oil-industry backers comfort.
Here's a few quotes to whet your appetites:
I don't think one should look at green house gas emissions or global warming as a political issue. So if that policy is against the Bush administration, so be it.”We couldn't have said it better ourselves!