14 April 2007

Global warming --- misplaced priorities?

San Jose Mercury News - Bleak U.N. report on global warming derided as too soft
"A new global warming report issued Friday by the United Nations paints a near-apocalyptic vision of Earth's future: more than a billion people in need of water, extreme food shortages in Africa, a planetary landscape ravaged by floods and millions of species sentenced to extinction."

Everybody's talking about what it will do to the poor in Africa and nobody is even thinking about what it will do to the spring break ski vacation:

Skiers against global warming
"Skiers unfurled a protest banner in April snow on Whiteface Mountain on Saturday to kick off a nationwide day of demonstrations aimed at drawing attention to global warming."

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