Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Global Warming Wars Are Just Starting

While everyone in the world dicked around about global warming being caused by human activities vs. solar activity, the problem was slowly getting out of control.

And then, all of a sudden things went from 0 to 100 in a matter of a few short years. While corporations insist that it was solar activity and not human activity that is causing the warming, ice caps continued to melt and more and more polar bears drowned because their ice floats are disappearing and not much is left to hold onto in those cold artic waters.

The funny thing is, up until very recently, common wisdom had it that we had 100 years or so, to figure it out and science will save us all. But research funding also drives science and who pays for the funding pretty much determines the results. And, if the government and other funders don’t like the science they can either shut down the research or, edit and sanitize the results.

But, the fact of the matter is that some governments are still pushing for large tax breaks for oil companies and slashing budgets for alternative energy research. Yet, governments and business still hint at the fact that we needn’t worry because science will fix it.

But the funders of science are still in the fossil fuel age and they’ll be of little help and, probably, more of a hindrance because the funders are only likely to found and continue funding research that says what they want it to say, no matter how dubious the science.

And we’ve already seen how dubious intelligence and dubious politics got us into the first global warming war, with another one on the way. Iraq and next up, Iran.

But even government and false science cannot ignore the obvious and now, it is not so much a matter of learning how to prevent global warming, but learning how to live with it with a minimum of bloodshed and violence.

The scary thing is, next year might bring a major climate change into our own backyards because we won’t be prepared for it...

Kind of like, where have all the honeybees gone?

And, more to the point, why are they leaving?

WW doesn't know, but here is a clue to help connect the dots and learn something from the honeybees.

What if honeybees amongst the flowers are like canaries in the cole mines?

Might there be a pattern here and, if that is the case, what are we missing and totally not seeing?

Trust me,
Weird Wally

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