By: Fshhead , 6:19 AM GMT on February 22, 2007

This is my continuing blog on global warming. If you are new visitor, please look at last couple of blog entrys also on global warming!!!!

"There are so many arguments proving & disputing global warming that people can't seem to agree completly on it. But for all the preperations that we make for hurricanes & other disasters, what do we have to lose if we prepare for global warming as if the worst might come true?
The answer is pure common sense. We should try to eliminate the variables that cause global warming instead of just arguing about it. It's like a hurricane- if we prepare for the worst, it can only save lives & money. If it does not come, no one will have been hurt & we may even have a healthier Earth."

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451. Fshhead
7:01 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
Funny you bring that up rand, my brother always is looking for investments. I keep telling him to invest in alternative companies....As far as us leadin' I would have to research that...
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448. Fshhead
7:00 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
A big factor will be this July 4th energy plan that Pelosi & the dems are going to propose...
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446. Fshhead
6:56 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
He's got a good point there Rand!! Like I have said the money to be made in the near future is going to be alternative energy. If the U.S. keeps draggin it's feet, they are going to lose out & yea like Snow pointed out Europe & Canada will probably be big winners. Common sense.....
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445. snowboy
6:51 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
Randrewl while you and your ilk huff and puff about how unfair it is to the POOR (ha!!!) USA to have to do anything about global warming, the rest of the world has moved on and is working on solutions. More fuel efficient cars, appliances, home-building methods, factories etc.

Know who will have the jobs, and will have billions in savings?! The crafty Europeans and Canadians. Know who will be stuck with the big energy bills and dying industrial cities - yep, you guessed it. The huffers and puffers..
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443. snowboy
6:38 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
I agree we need hope and confidence. But if Lomborg compared the stats for global heat related vs. cold-related deaths he'd not have made that reasonable sounding but ultimately misleading statement.

Of course there won't be that many Americans dying heat-related deaths, with all of your country's air conditioners going flat out. It will be the poorest of the world's poor, the ones who can't afford that remedy..
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441. Fshhead
6:44 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
Well the one thing that I will add to this discussion is this.......
Rand, times are a changin' my friend. Like I always point out in the last year the awarness, the willingness to do something has greatly risen in the last year. Alot of the people can still be skeptics but, it's not going to matter cause the "revolution" has already begun. So I guess we will see if the lower Co2 levels bring the temps down. Like I have pointed out before, if we are wrong we sure know how to put the Co2 back lol
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438. Fshhead
6:40 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
LMAO!!!! Hmmm last time I checked, Canada is not in Europe. Maybe it's just me.......
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436. Fshhead
6:40 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
Rand....... Behave c'mon
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433. Fshhead
6:37 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
BTW Rand, whats wrong with a "slimy liberal Canadian"??lol
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431. snowboy
6:29 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
Randrewl, that's a pathetic post. Buckley sets up a straw man - that folks concerned about global warming might say the oil industry is the equivalent of the holocaust gas producers. Then he puffs himself up in outrage at the unreasonableness of the straw man that he himself set up. Oldest trick in the rhetorical book - can't believe you're posting this sort of tripe. Then it goes on - the Spanish Inquisition is also trotted out..

You've had a long day - get some rest and we can try actually discussing the science, and not this political mush.

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430. Fshhead
6:36 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
LOL man, I leave for a few hours & "IT" hits the fan.....
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426. snowboy
6:23 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
Randrewl you red-necked, grits-eating, southern tropical know-it-all don't mess with me! Ahh that feels better to get that off my chest, how about you?!

And yes, good evening fair lady! We'd best mind our tongues and manners.
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424. Veracity
7:19 AM BST on April 04, 2007
Good Morning Gentlemen :)
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422. snowboy
6:17 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
nothing meaningful will happen as long as Bush is in office..
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420. Fshhead
12:23 AM GMT on April 04, 2007
Gore's home one step closer to getting solar panels
Staff Writer

A change in Belle Meade's zoning laws, which took effect Sunday, will let former Vice President Al Gore get on with the process of putting solar panels on his home.

All he needs now is a nod from the satellite city's board of zoning appeals, which
will consider the request April 17.

The city's overhauled laws will permit electricity-generating solar panels if neighbors can't see them, said Terry Franklin, the city building official.

"With the fact that the Gores have a lot of that … heavily landscaped, and with a plan to put it on a flat roof area, it should be permissible," he said.

City leaders had concerns about "unsightly applications" of solar panels, he said. The answer was to give the city control by requiring a conditional use permit for any homeowner wanting to add them.

The solar panels on the Gores' Lynnwood Boulevard home should provide about 6,264 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, according to Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider.

Jim Purcell, Nashville Electric Service energy service manager, said that's enough to power an electric water heater or heat a swimming pool. "That's a significant load there," he said.

Gore, who is crusading against global warming, had been called a hypocrite by critics for having electric bills that averaged about $1,200 a month last year, on top of natural gas bills.

Solar panels for Gore's 10,000-square-foot home were part of a renovation that began last summer, Kreider said.

His electric bill since November has included a $432 a month extra payment to go toward "green energy," she said.


LOL, well see this is why I think he's an idiot......
They attack him for how much money he spends on electricity, then we find out $432 goes towards green energy. Why did he not say all this? Why did he not bring up that his house is going solar after scrutiny by the board of zoning? Also I guess any kind of wind turbine is totally out if they were skeptical of solar panels lol. He has the right idea, he just always puts that world famous foot in his mouth
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419. Fshhead
9:13 PM GMT on April 02, 2007
Mr.P I just read the article, they are not deciding science here... They are just forcing the E.P.A. to do their JOB. Which I thought was "supposed" to be protecting the enviroment. They are forcing the E.P.A. to regulate the carbon dioxide emmissions.
OH, the horror........
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418. MisterPerfect
8:43 PM GMT on April 02, 2007
Courts deciding it
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416. Fshhead
7:05 AM GMT on April 02, 2007
Whoa, just read that the Solomon islands were hit by a 10 ft. tsunami.....

Quake measured 8.1
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415. Fshhead
6:40 AM GMT on April 02, 2007
Well monday is the day the I.P.C.C starts its week long meeting to finalize the 2nd part of their report. It is going to be about how warming will affect the globe and whether humans can do anything about it. I posted it before I think 2007 is going into the history books as the year that the U.S. finally woke up & rose to the challenge. I also have said that this has to be like the Manhattan project or the moonshots in nature. Like we have shown in the past, when this country really focuses on something, it gets it done. Hopefully when we jump aboard it will get China & india involved also. I think "if" these three countries join in we can probably ward off the worst affects.
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413. LowerCal
11:58 AM PDT on April 01, 2007
All that with only 3°C ... too bad we can't change the method of calculation and make it 0.3°C. :^\
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412. Fshhead
9:13 AM GMT on April 01, 2007
Damage from global warming 'to worsen'
By Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondent

Published: March 31 2007 03:00 | Last updated: March 31 2007 03:00

Climate change is already threatening vital infrastructure such as road and rail networks, water and energy systems and healthcare, and the damage will worsen, the world's leading climate scientists will warn next week.The damage will occur even as some regions, such as the UK and northern Europe, and parts of the Americas, benefit from human-induced global warming, a United Nations report compiled by leading scientists will conclude.

Areas that now have cold climates will experience longer growing seasons and a greater variety of crops, as well as becoming more attractive to tourists. Melting ice may also allow for mineral extraction in areas such as Canada and Russia, and drilling for oil in the Arctic.

But warmer regions, such as southern Europe, the US south and parts of Asia, will suffer lower agricultural yields, droughts and the spread of human, animal and plant diseases, the scientists are expected to conclude.

On Monday in Brussels, the world's leading climate scientists will meet to finalise their findings on the impact of global warming in the form of the report, six years in the making and drawing on the work of more than 2,500 experts. On Friday, they are scheduled to publish their summary, making up the second section of the report of the Inter-governmental Panel onClimate Change.The first section of the report, published in February, said the scientists involved agreed they were 90 per cent certain that the earth's climate was changing as a result of human actions in producing greenhouse gases, and estimated that temperatures would rise by 3°C by the end of the century. Next week's discussions will focus on the impact that such temperature rises will have on agriculture, human health, natural eco-systems and the economy.

The report should act as a "wake-up call", said Karen Wordsworth, a partner in Met Office Consulting, an arm of the Met Office set up to help businesses deal with global warming.

The risks to property include not just those which insurers have begun to calculate, such as floods and storms, but questions of the integrity of the materials used in their construction. In the UK, for instance, buildings are generally constructed to cope with temperatures of about 28°C, but if they regularly exceed this, as they are likely to in hot summers as soon as the next decade, the buildings may have to be adapted, potentially incurring large costs. Brickwork, window fixings and glass will be affected, while drier soils could lead to subsidence.

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2007

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411. Lovethetropics
1:45 AM AST on April 01, 2007

Good morning Fshhead!! Wake up, it's Monday!!
Have a warm and beautiful day!!

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408. Fshhead
7:42 PM GMT on March 31, 2007
Thomas Friedman: Warming debate over; let the solutions beginArticle Launched: 03/29/2007 08:14:48 PM PDT

SOMETIMES you read something about this administration that is just so shameful it takes your breath away. For me, that was the March 20 article in The New York Times detailing how a House committee had just released documents showing "hundreds of instances in which a White House official who was previously an oil industry lobbyist edited government climate reports to play up uncertainty of a human role in global warming or play down evidence of such a role."

The official, Philip A. Cooney, left government in 2005, after his shenanigans were exposed in The Times, and was immediately hired by, of course, Exxon Mobil. Before joining the White House, he was the "climate team leader" for the American Petroleum Institute, the main oil industry lobby arm.

The Times article, by Andrew Revkin and Matthew Wald, noted that Cooney said his past work opposing restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions on behalf of the oil industry had "no bearing" on his actions at the White House. "When I came to the White House," he testified, "my sole loyalties were to the president and his administration." (How about loyalty to scientific method?) Cooney, who has no scientific background, said he had based his editing on what he had seen
in good faith as the "most authoritative and current views of the state of scientific knowledge."
Let's see, of all the gin joints. Of all the people the Bush team would let edit its climate reports, we have a guy who first worked for the oil lobby denying climate change, with no science background, then went back to work for Exxon. Does it get any more intellectually corrupt than that? Is there something lower that I'm missing?
I wonder how Cooney would have edited the recent draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, written and reviewed by 1,000 scientists convened by the World Meteorological Society and the United Nations. It concluded that global warming was "unequivocal," that human activity was the main driver, and that "changes in climate are now affecting physical and biological systems on every continent."

I am not out to promote any party, but reading articles like the Cooney one makes me say: Thank goodness the Democrats are back running the House and Senate - because, given its track record, this administration needs to be watched at all times.

But I also say thank goodness for the way Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has built a Republican-Democratic coalition in California to blunt climate change. The governor is not only saving the Republican Party from being totally dominated by climate cranks, like Sen. James Inhofe, and hacks-for-hire, like Cooney, but he also is creating a bipartisan template for dealing with climate change that will be embraced by Washington as soon as the Bush team is gone.

I went out to Sacramento to interview the "Governator" a few weeks ago.

"The debate is over," he said to me. "I mean, how many more thousands and thousands of scientists do we need to say, `We have done a study that there is global warming?"'

What is "amazing for someone that does not come from a political background like myself," said Schwarzenegger, is that "this line is being drawn" between Democrats and Republicans on climate change. "You say to yourself: `How can it be drawn on the environment?' But it is. But the great thing is more and more Republicans are coming on board for this. Seeing how important this is. And more and more Democrats and Republicans are working together.

"I said in my inaugural address: `There isn't such a thing as Republican clean air or Democratic clean air. We all breathe the same air.' Let's get our act together, fix this problem and fight global warming."
Last September, Schwarzenegger signed the Global Warming Solutions Act, requiring California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020.

"Everybody recognized that it was so important that we should not argue over philosophy - that we Republicans believe in this and we Democrats believe in this and get nothing done," he said. "We did it carefully. We gave it enough ramp-up time to start in the year 2012 and by the year 2020 we want to hit that level.

"I am a business-friendly guy. I'm all about economic growth. I am not here to harm businesses. I am here to make businesses boom, but let's also protect our environment. Let's make our air clean. Let's make our water clean. And let's fight global warming because we know now that this is a major danger, that this is not a debate anymore."

Thomas Friedman is a columnist for The New York Times.


Hmmm to bad the "Governator" was not born in this country. He has impressed me so far & he probably would be a good Prez.
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407. Veracity
9:27 AM BST on March 31, 2007
Thank you for the link - the video clip was very interesting.
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406. Veracity
9:25 AM BST on March 31, 2007
Amazing creatures those big turtles FSH. And Randall you can just shut up!
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405. Fshhead
8:19 AM GMT on March 31, 2007
Whatever, I thought it was pretty cool. Heres the story, has pics & video...

It is also a rare leatherback & it did so in the broad daylight. HIGHLY UNUSUAL........
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403. Fshhead
8:08 AM GMT on March 31, 2007
Good morning back at ya Veracity. LOL I do have a puppy(older one though). Hmmm happy things a little scarce on this planet right now. 2 wars ongoing, a third ready to start at a moments notice, the global warming problem & here in our U.S. its well scandal after scandal brought to us by delusional leadership. So......
They found a 1,000 lb. leatherback turtle on fla beach today. Thats happy news. She came up layed her eggs & back she went. They say 70 days till hatch!
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402. Veracity
9:06 AM BST on March 31, 2007
Why do some men never talk of happy things? You both need to get a puppy to bring some fun into your lives.
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401. Veracity
9:05 AM BST on March 31, 2007
Good Morning Fsh and how is the world treating you today?
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