Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Globe Spreads Fear on Species Decline

A couple of days ago I came across a Climate Science Think Tank in Colorado that believes that only local climate issues can be addressed. One of their conclusions after study is:
"The needed focus for the study of climate change and variability is on the regional and local scales. Global and zonally-averaged climate metrics would only be important to the extent that they provide useful information on these space scales."
Now the Mope and Wail are blaming global warming for the end to species:
Global warming could hit the entire world like a tsunami, wiping out thousands of species unable to adapt to a hotter climate and making billions of people vulnerable to water shortages and the inundation of coastal cities, says a draft summary of an authoritative UN sponsored report on climate change scheduled for release on Friday.
Most species are regionally located (no elephants in the arctic).
Now common sense (which is seldom heard in this debate) would dictate that it is far more likely that species will die from cutting down the rain forest, dumping petro products into lakes, emitting gases into the air than a little more CO2 than preferred.
But then again, everything is about Global Warming, isn't it.

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