On the CNN home page this morning, a headline quietly announced what scientists and environmentalists have been shrieking about for a while now: Experts: Earth getting warmer, people to blame. The article, reporting on the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting, quotes Tim Barnett of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography: “The debate over whether or not there is a global warming signal is now over, at least for rational people.”
Rational, you say? I popped on over to Fox News to see how they were handling the story. Hmm, no mention of global warming amidst the Jacko reports on the home page. Let’s see what a search on the term brings up. Ah, yes: there’s the chilling report of “Manufacturers Stymied by Air Pollution Controls.” And then, in “Kyoto Count-Up,” we learn that Wednesday was the day the Kyoto Protocol — aka the “global economic suicide pact” — went into effect around the world, “but, fortunately, not in the U.S. and Australia.”
It’s good to find some level heads in these crazy times.