Monday, August 18, 2008

Global Warming Continues Despite The Deniers' Claims

Talk radio continues to tell us the planet is cooling because Denver hasn't had a sustained heat wave. Nor hava Madison, Milwaukee and some other North American cities that often have periods of sweltering temperatures.

Here's the catch: the world is bigger than the US, a basic fact of geography and politics that neo-cons and other far right commentators just keep on missing.

Worldwide, the climate picture extends beyond what's happening in Denver, Madison, Milwaukee or other American municipalities.

Planetary temperatures year, and in July, have been among the warmest on record.

And worldwide fossil fuel consumption and combustion - - in the US, China, India - - along with forest burnoffs and other major releases of greenhouse gases - - is contributing to a warming planet.

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