Thursday, August 11, 2005
Today's Guardian reports that "Global Warming Hits Tipping Point." Like frogs in a kettle being slowly brought to a boil, the heat is rising all around us. Predictably, the frogs who lead our country refuse to believe we have a problem.
Scientists are reporting that a million square kilometer area of permafrost in Siberia is thawing out for the first time in 11,000 years. As it thaws it will release billions of tons of methane gas into the atmosphere. That means that sooner than anyone predicted, the earth is going to be seeing "a 10% to 25% increase in global warming."
I don't think I'll be signing for any long term mortgages in Florida or Louisiana or on coastal property anywhere.
Posted by Bruce Prescott at 2:30 PM