In most parts of the world, the threat of global warming is viewed in distressing terms, but to the people of Greenland, it may well bring a new surge of prosperity. Climate changes and melting ice enable farmers and fishermen to engage in agricultural activities that previously have been closed. Vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, potatoes and strawberries may shortly become Greenland staples that are even shipped to all corners of the world. Bent Olesen has even built a greenhouse where he intends to grow lettuce, tomatoes, and even bananas. The government expects within the coming years that Greenlanders will be able to raise cattle and pigs.
Ironically, global warming does have benefits to people throughout the world. At present, people in Greenland must import fruits and vegetables, but their children undoubtedly will be raising those products– and even exporting them. Unfortunately, as the economy of Greenland benefits, other areas of the world like North Africa may well be suffering under drought conditions.
The European Union’s Commissioner for the Environment, Stavros Dimas was enthusiastic about the EU’s move to confront issues of emissions, but disappointed in the failure of George Bush and the United States to adopt a serious program on global warming. “We are placing out best bets on renewable energy,” said Dimas, “and we have committed to a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020,” As far as the United States is concerned, Dimas commented: “The United States is now the country with the world’s highest emissions of carbon dioxide and energy use continues to grow. The effects are devastating..And I don’t understand why the Bush administration still refuses to take the steps that are obvious to everyone. A more climate-neutral economy holds great promise, not just for the environment, . This is now clear to many US politicians.”
Mr. Dimas is obviously unaware that President Bush has received information concerning global warming from the highest authority–God. In his dialogues with the Lord, the President has been made aware the entire topic of global warming is simply another liberal trick by do-gooders to halt the forces of American industry by worrying about a few glaciers that melt. There is absolutely nothing wrong with George Bush, his stupidity in inherent within his personality. How can you blame a man for being who he is?
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Speaking before the ultra conservative Council for National Policy,(CNP) President Vaclav Klalus of the Czech Republic tore into ideas that such a thing as global warming was actually happening in the world. He condemned the “irrationality” of considering climate change a threat to the future of humankind, and urged that financial assistance be provided to scientists who reject “global warming alarmism” as of any concern to people in the world. The president also spoke out in favor of stationing American missiles on his nation’s territory. Afterward, Klaus had a friendly chat with his old buddy, Vice President Dick Cheney.
It is the 21st century, huge areas of the Arctic region are melting, and educated people like President Klaus actually believe it is all a hoax. For some reason, he believes scientists who oppose global warming should receive additional financing, but opposes those telling the truth about what is happening in the world. Of course, it is no surprise he is a good friend of Dick Cheney. In the meantime, for some strange reason, President Bush is holding a conference on climate change. Does this suggest the conference is really a farce?
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Canadian scientists who spent the summer in Arctic regions report there is an unprecedented meltdown occurring in the area. Members of a team from Queens University in Ottawa report that temperatures hit a high of 22C during July when normally the temperature should be lower. “This was exceptional for a place where the normal average temperatures are about 5C.” They found high temperatures were causing catastrophic mudslides in the permafrost as hillside melted. German scientists in the area discovered ice only 1 metre thick instead of the normal 2 metres.
It is ironic these reports come at a time when the Bush administration is having a global warming conference to cover up its own inaction and continual false reports claiming there is no global warming. For years, Bush has argued there is no scientific evidence to support claims about global changes. One can only wonder if an administration which can not confront reality of failures in Iraq is capable of confronting its failures on environmental issues.