Thursday, March 22, 2007

Is "Inconvenient" True?

Recently watched "An Inconvenient Truth" on DVD. Fidgeted through former Vice President Albert Gore's Global Warming 101 lecture. Mourned, in a simulacrum sort of way, the computer-generated drowning of a puppy-eyed polar bear. But then another animated graphic put an end to stupor: Greenland having melted, the waters of San Francisco Bay swallowed the very house in which I was sitting. OK, get it now.
Gore-as-Cassandra brought the "Inconvenient" news to Congress yesterday. House members seemed to accept Gore's sounding of a "planetary emergency." Yet in spite of a verbal box on the ears from Senate Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-Cal.), doubter James Inhofe (R-Okla.) continued to cry hoax.
If Gore is right and "Inconvenient" is true -- and nearly all scientists say that's so -- isn't it time to stop sparring and start doing something?
Cassandra, recall, was right, but by the time others got it, it was too late.

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