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I suppose that global climate change could still possibly be open to debate. Certainly the specifics are. But outside of oil company-funded science, I don't think any credible scientific body claims it isn't happening. I think it's ridiculous to think that with all of the pollution and chemical engineering that humans have created in the last 120 or so years couldn't possibly have any effect. Of course it could.
But because the phenomenon was originally christened "global warming," every time we have a cold snap somewhere, conservatives gloat as though they've won or something. "Global warming, huh?" they'll squawk, "then what is all of this white powdery stuff?" It's a silly argument, and I have a feeling that they know it. And what are we going to do, wait until Florida is under water and then say "Told you so!" Well, at least Rush Limbaugh lives in Florida.
GORE HEARING ON WARMING MAY BE PUT ON ICE
Al Gore is scheduled before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning to once again testify on the 'urgent need' to combat global warming. But Mother Nature seems ready to freeze the proceedings. . .
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