Tuesday, June 07, 2005
The Untold Story: Global Climate
According to this story,
One academic thesis completed in 2000 compared climate coverage in major U.S. and British newspapers and found that the issue received about three times as much play in the United Kingdom. Britain’s Guardian, to pick an obviously liberal example, accorded three times more coverage to the climate story than the Washington Post, more than twice that of the New York Times, and nearly five times that of the Los Angeles Times.The story continues
What we know about the climate comes from the largest and most rigorously peer-reviewed scientific collaboration in history the findings of more than 2,000 scientists from 100 countries reporting to the United Nations as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC’s conclusions, that the burning of fossil fuels is indeed causing significant shifts in the earth’s climate, have been corroborated by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. D. James Baker, former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, echoed many scientists when he said, “There is a better scientific consensus on this than on any other issue I know except maybe Newton’s second law of dynamics.”It is so easy to forget Climate Change. It is a slow story, and here in the U.S. it's not held under our noses every day. I propose that when we talk about the Creative Commons and the Internet as a Commons and Common Carriers, let's remember. Our atmosphere and our oceans and our lands are the Mother of All Commons.
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