Monday, June 12, 2006

Can We Afford to Wait?

The debate over global warming raises a question: can we afford to wait? Even if you think this planet is not in any peril, despite the current scientific evidence, is it wise to wait and simply see what happens? What do we do if-- in 10 years our actions result in a “tipping point”: a point where our destruction of the earth becomes irreversible? What is your life experience with what you have seen thus far with your own surroundings? Are you being honest to both yourself and your children to believe global warming is not happening?

Whether you agree or disagree that the burning of fossil fuels, increases in population and other factors are creating life threatening greenhouse effects the greater question is—are the facts gathered by experts alarming enough to act?

Are the facts below in the documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth” just convenient lies?

  • Out of 925 recent articles in peer-review scientific journals about global warming, there was zero (no) disagreement.
  • 10 of the warmest years in history were in the last 14 years.
  • Core samplings of polar ice show that CO2 is much, much higher than ever before in a quarter of a million years.
  • 57% of people question the fact of global warming, while 43% of people are support the evidence.

Now many in this country believe what Senator Inhofe, has said, “Global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” Let’s demand objective information regarding our future over the next decade. We can not afford to guess about global warming. Did you know that 12% of Americans surveyed believe Joan of Arc was married to Noah? Let’s get the facts now or later we may be losing our lives and our world as a result of “horrific science fiction.”