Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Fire this Time

The mainstream media is avoiding the question like the plague. It's not just them, not many want to state the obvious, global warming may be behind the fires in California this week. Let's face it we've been having a lot of strangeness in our weather of late. We are sitting in the middle of the hottest October on record. Fires raged over Greece, floods and droughts abound. Once again it takes independent media to ask the question that has got to be on everyone's mind.

From by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!:
"Are the Wildfires in California Related to Global Warming?" —

AMY GOODMAN: It's good to have you with us. The fires in Southern California and global warming, is there a connection?

BILL McKIBBEN: I'm afraid that there is. This is the kind of disaster that we see more and more of as we begin to change the basic physics and chemistry of the planet we live on. One of the people leading the really brave rescue effort out there yesterday said, one of the San Diego authorities said, this is the driest it's been in at least ninety years. It's dry because they've had terrific heat and not much rain. And those are just the conditions for that part of the world that all the modeling suggests come about when you begin to raise the temperature.

We still have a chance to save our world. It will take the willingness of government and the education of the populous. We CAN do it. We just have to be willing to work for it.


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