We’re in for an early spring. No offense to Phil, but I think Global Warming has more to do with an early spring than a groundhog not seeing his shadow. Although I could be wrong since, according to the President, Global Warming doesn’t exist.
Punxsutawney Phil hasn’t failed to see his shadow since 1999. According to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, since 1886, Phil has not seen his shadow 15 times and has seen it 96 times; not including the nine years there are no records.
I have to admit, the little critter is cute.
George Bush and “non-existent” Global Warming…
George Bush, who has boundless faith (contrary to scientific opinion) in the feasibility of national missile defense, simply can’t face up to scientific warnings that the combustion products of fossil fuels just might be heating up the planet – ‘big time!’ The 2000 scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came to this conclusion in 1995 and then again in 2000. Unconvinced, Bush asked the National Academy of Sciences to review the IPCC findings. The result? “The [NAS] committee generally agrees with the assessment of human-caused climate change presented in the IPCC … report.” Did that satisfy the President-Select? Hardly. He then proceeded, at the behest of his Exxon-Mobil sponsors, to orchestrate the ouster of the IPCC Chair, Robert Watson and replacing this eminent atmospheric scientists with an Indian economist, Rejandra Pachauri. The Online Gadfly
June 14, 2002:
President Bush dismissed on Tuesday a report put out by his administration warning that human activities are behind climate change that is having significant effects on the environment.
The report released by the Environmental Protection Agency was a surprising endorsement of what many scientists and weather experts have long argued — that human activities such as oil refining, power plants and automobile emissions are important causes of global warming. CBS News
Feb 1, 2006:
President Bush may have broken some ground when he admitted in his State of the Union speech that the country is “addicted to oil,” but he did not mention the other massive issue that’s tied to oil … global warming.
The vast majority of scientists now agree that global warming is real and well under way. ABC News