__/ [Big Bad Bob] on Monday 29 August 2005 06:04 \__
> Gandalf Parker wrote:
>> As if international protections of global environment isnt part of the
>> UNs purpose.
> problem is the level of pseudo-science driving their decisions (and
> focus on blaming the U.S. for problems, or unnecessarily burdening the
> U.S. economy with "solutions").
> CO2 as a greenhouse gas, for one, when carbon-based fuel CO2 is roughtly
> equivalent to animal-breathing CO2 (yeah, ran the numbers), and isn't
> even a primary 'greenhouse gas', and is in equilibrium with carbonates
> in the ocean, etc. etc. etc.. Lot's of panic and stupidity in the U.N.
> concept of "saving the environment". They fail to realize that the
> power of a single earthquake or volcano pales our capabilities (and they
> damage environments and release 'greenhouse gasses' and CFC's and other
> 'pollutants' at levels far above the capability of the U.S., and have
> been doing so for millenia). Natural disasters notwithstanding,
> responsible environmentalism is always a good thing. The nuttiness of
> the extremists running the U.N. asylum is, unfortunately, targeted
> primarily at the U.S., and using pseudo-science to do it.
[From CNET, published days ago]
Ice-free summers--a phenomenon that hasn't occurred in the Arctic in a
million years--could become a reality in a century because of warming
trends, researchers said.
Better be cautious making even more babies. Our world is shrinking as the
water level goes higher. Think what you will, but some are still living in
a state of denial.