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Monday, June 29, 2009

Betraying the Planet?

Crisis.Crisis.Crisis. In today’s fast food you-tube attention span world, that seems to be the only way to get anything done. Declare a crisis.

I think Paul Krugman is jockeying to be Al Gore’s right hand man now.

The fact is that the planet is changing faster than even pessimists expected: ice caps are shrinking, arid zones spreading, at a terrifying rate. And according to a number of recent studies, catastrophe — a rise in temperature so large as to be almost unthinkable — can no longer be considered a mere possibility. It is, instead, the most likely outcome if we continue along our present course.

My favorite bit is that he compares this “crisis” to the Bush administration’s “existential threat” to America because of terrorism – except his crisis is real and the Bush one was not. The real difference Paul? We actually have bodies to back up the terrorism threat.

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