Meanwhile, The Heat Goes On . . .

Heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a

record high in 2005 and are still increasing, the U.N. weather agency said Friday. The global average concentrations of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide reached record levels last year and are expected to increase even further this year, said a climate specialist at the World Meteorological Organization.

“There is no sign that N20 and Co2 are starting to level off,” the specialist said, adding: “It looks like it will just continue like this for the foreseeable future.”




I see a direct connection between the 17th century English problem of the tragedy of the commons and the current state of affairs on global warming. In the 17th century no one took care of the common areas in the center of town. Since everyone was grazing their cattle there, and no one stopped, since everyone else was doing it anyway, eventually the common area became mud and unusable. So it will be with the atmosphere in about 70 years maximum.

Mark J. Fiore