Monday, May 08, 2006

global warming beats bush administration in strip poker

“If the scientific ‘debate’ over Global Warming was reduced to a game of strip poker, the Bush administration would be wearing its boxer shorts right now,” says Lyle V. Harris of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sorry for the frightening visual but he’s right. According to the first of several studies on Global Warming being released by the Federal Climate Change Science Program “the observed patterns of change over the past 50 years cannot be explained by natural processes alone”.

Apparently the president has had several losing hands with bluffs such as his 2002 response to an EPA report on Global Warming. The report said humans were to blame. President Bush said that finding was, “nothing more than a product of government bureaucracy.”

Not to worry though, now that’s he’s down to his underwear he seems more willing to discuss Global Warming. He has responded to this latest report by saying, “Look, the $2,000,000,000.00 of your money I’m spending on climate research is working. This is hard work!” OK, I was actually paraphrasing that last part. Apparently our fearless leader isn’t as afraid of Global Warming as we are of his policies concerning the beast. I wish he was.

Mr. President, remind me again why we're polluting our planet through the use of fossil fuels and creating a dependency on these finite resources set shortly to go into decline? Who's stearing this ship anyway? It seems to me they're gambling with our future.

Read the government report here: Temperature Trends in the Lower Atmosphere: Steps for Understanding and Reconciling Differences

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