Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Gore: Bush laughs at him and Britain hires him to improve as Bush continues to ignore reality!

I was a little surprised when I saw the effects of Global warming put into a financial context as to what it could cost the world if ignored as those such as Bush continue to do.
Unchecked global warming will devastate the world economy on the scale of the world wars and the Great Depression, a British government report said Monday, as the country launched a bid to convince doubters that environmentalism and economic growth can coincide.
The 700-page report, by former World Bank chief economist Sir Nicholas Stern, warns the cost of unchecked global warming could reach $9 trillion ($9000 billion) - more than both World Wars and the Depression combined.

For sure we know that Bush has company in ignoring the effect our emissions have on the planet, China and India to say the least. However knowing that Bush has continuously had Government scientists and their reports censored as to the effect we were having on the planets health in order to keep Americans in the dark as to the effect his economy is having on the planet.
We know that Bushco ridiculed Al Gore when his movie an Inconvenient truth came out and said it was a convenient lie so they could protect their industrial interests instead of the environment. I am not surprised that Bush once again ignores reality in order to further his own interests at any cost. I was surprised to find out that while Bush dismissed and ridiculed Al Gore Britain had hired him to help them.
Britain hired former Vice President Al Gore, who has emerged as a powerful environmental spokesman to advise the government on climate change -- a clear indication of Prime Minister Tony Blair's dissatisfaction with current U.S. policy. Blair is rightly splitting from Bush on this issue as I think he should.
The U.S. is by far the greatest emitter of carbon dioxide and other noxious gases blamed for Global warming and increasing greenhouse gases. This sounds powerless to me but Blair made his displeasure with U.S. environmental policy clear when he signed an agreement this year with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to develop new technologies to combat the problem.
As a result of Gore's help Britain is one of only a handful of industrialized nations whose greenhouse gas emissions have fallen in the last decade and a half, the United Nations said Monday. no matter what Britain, the United States and Japan do, the battle against global warming cannot succeed without deciding when and how to control the greenhouse gas emissions by such fast-industrializing giants as China and India.
http://www.canada.com/... I hope you read the story at the link!
As I said, I can see Bush ignoring Al Gore and what many see as a natural or man made occurrence. However I can not see him or anyone else ignoring the tremendous financial cost to the world if he and others continue to ignore reality.
This is a great future crisis and cost that added to the crisis and cost of Bush, is staggering.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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