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Location: Virginia

I was born and went to school in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, in southern West Virginia. After graduating from college, I got married, and began working in Bristol, TN. I have have various jobs from Tennessee to up state New York and a few points between. Now I work in West Virginia. Some day, I want to live in Alaska.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Global Warming in Virginia...

10 people studied global warming and Virginia. Guess what? They decided it was a problem.

While the group agreed on the main text of the report, there was no consensus on suggestions for dealing with climate change. That's because time ran out before the options could be fully discussed, deFur said.
Ran out of time? A subject this important and they ran out of time? Better get back together soon because.....

"At the rate we're going, Jamestown would be under water in a matter of years" and coastal cities would be flooded, Ebbin said.
Jamestown a matter of years!

Where does the public get its info? From studying the available scientific literature? Nooooo.

"Twelve months ago there was not the public sentiment that there is today," said John M. Roberts of Richmond, a conservationist. He attributed that interest in part to last year's global-warming movie "An Inconvenient Truth," featuring former Vice President Al Gore.
Uber-scientist Al and his science fiction offering. Oh, boy.

How about the Oregon Petition and its backers. Over 17000 scientist can't all be wrong.


Blogger Mike Mason said...

Well, obviously Virginia taxpayers are getting screwed on this one. I was just in Jamestown and there is a lot of new construction and preservation taking place. All for what? To impress the Queen o' England this spring only to have it underwater in a few years? The park rangers mentioned non of this to me.

Just as many scientists believe that the earth is entering a cooling down stage, or that the sun is getting more active now than it was decades ago, hence hotter, as there are that believe that people, specifically Americans, are the root of 'global warming'. If these activist really were concerned about global warming, their efforts would be geared at China's carbon emissions which are light years behind the US standards.

There are two quotes from H.L. Mencken that I like to relate to this issue:

"The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it."


"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

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