Check out the variety of press global warming is getting these days-
FoxNews reported on Weather Channel founder John Coleman’s plead for someone to sue Al Gore- “Does carbon dioxide cause a warming of the atmosphere? The proponents of global warming pin their whole piece on that,” he said. The compound carbon dioxide makes up only 38 out of every 100,000 particles in the atmosphere, he said (sic).“That’s about twice as what there were in the atmosphere in the time we started burning fossil fuels, so it’s gone up, but it’s still a tiny compound,” Coleman said. “So how can that tiny trace compound have such a significant effect on temperature? My position is it can’t,” he continued. “It doesn’t, and the whole case for global warming is based on a fallacy.”
Global warming language lesson from Salon.com’s Joseph Romm- “I do think the scientific community, the progressive community, environmentalists and media are making a serious mistake by using the word “consensus” to describe the shared understanding scientists have about the ever-worsening impacts that human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are having on this planet. When scientists and others say there is a consensus, many if not most people probably hear “consensus of opinion,” which can — and often is — dismissed out of hand. I’ve met lots of people like CNBC anchor Joe Kernen, who simply can’t believe that “as old as the planet is” that “puny, gnawing little humans” could possibly change the climate in “70 years.”
The Canadian Google Press ran this charming story on the fight against global warming … from Japanese baseball: “Japanese baseball is going green. As part of the fight against global warming, Japanese professional baseball has come up with a plan to shorten its games and reduce carbon dioxide emissions at stadiums. Teams will aim to cut playing time by six per cent, or 12 minutes, from the average of three hours and 18 minutes per game, Japan pro baseball officials said Tuesday. Under the plan, teams will be required to spend no more than two minutes and 15 seconds when they change from fielding to batting.”
Korea is aparently feeling more immediate impacts of global warming as it was serious enough to cancel Arbor Day! Korea Times reports: “The budding of trees and blooming of flowers in early spring, mainly due to global warming, is forcing cities to move up Arbor Day events this year, local officials said Tuesday. The city government of Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, will hold its tree-planting event on Thursday for the first time this year, dropping its tradition of holding it on April 5. “We’ve seen an increasing gap between the time when the trees form buds and the time when we plant them, so the city has decided to move up the tree-planting event starting this year,” said Kim Chang-sook, an official of the city government’s greenery department.”
Read this snazzy intro from the Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Bears and canaries: Feds should recognize global warming threat” – “Polar bears in the Arctic are sending us the same message today that canaries sent coal miners of the past: When they die, it signals a lethal situation for humans. The difference is that the coal miners paid attention.” (You can almost hear that movie preview guy reading this article aloud).
Blogcritics.com take the more apathetic approach, with this gem titled, “Global Warming: Is There Really Even A Debate?” – “When George Bush led us into his war of personal gain and vendetta — creating his own make believe threat – his motivation was clear and distinguishable. He is an oil barron (sic) and there is quite a bit of oil in the Middle East.” (With glorious assumptions like this one, who says a blogger will never win a pulitzer prize?)
So, here’s my attempt at winning the first Pulitizer Prize in history as a blogger:
Ahem… global warming is spelled G L O B A L W A R M I N G, and that’s all the reliable research I currently have in front of me on global warming.