Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bad News and Good News about Global Warming

Courtesy of The Guardian, the above photos, showing "Satellite images of polar ice sheets taken in July 2006 and July 2007 showing the retreating ice during the summer."

The Guardian continues:

"Graphic images that reveal the devastating impact of global warming in the Arctic have been released by the US military. The photographs, taken by spy satellites over the past decade, confirm that in recent years vast areas in high latitudes have lost their ice cover in summer months."

These photos, taken in July of each year off the coast of Point Barrow, show the frightening decrease in polar ice coverage that is taking place.

None of this will be news to most of the people who find their way to this blog. The real reason I want to direct you to this article is this:

"The pictures, kept secret by Washington during the presidency of George W Bush, were declassified by the White House last week. President Barack Obama is currently trying to galvanise Congress and the American public to take action to halt catastrophic climate change caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."

Kept secret during the presidency of George W. Bush.

Once again, I want to point out how much we accomplished when we put a serious person, dedicated to our country's welfare, in the White House, in place of the lying, thieving crooks who held it for eight years.

Global warming: bad news. The fact that we finally have a President that is not going to just sit there until it kills us all: good news.


Poll P. said...

All good, thanks.

Derek said...

NASA actually showed this past spring that the decrease in Arctic Ice wasn't due to CO2 increases but rather to the reduction of CFC's over the past 40 years.

Besides, the Earth has been cooling for 11 years now. Not only that, but cap and tax treats a symptom of a problem, not the problem itself.

There are better ways to go about things than giving the progress-mobile two flat tires.