Saturday, February 03, 2007

A failure of graft

I'm guessing that Exxon bribe scheme didn't quite pan out:
An international panel of climate scientists said yesterday that there is an overwhelming probability that human activities are warming the planet at a dangerous rate, with consequences that could soon take decades or centuries to reverse.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made up of hundreds of scientists from 113 countries, said that based on new research over the last six years, it is 90 percent certain that human-generated greenhouse gases account for most of the global rise in temperatures over the past half-century.

Declaring that "warming of the climate system is unequivocal," the authors said in their "Summary for Policymakers" that even in the best-case scenario, temperatures are on track to cross a threshold to an unsustainable level. ...
Perhaps if those cheap screws at Exxon could have coughed up more than a measly ten grand per scientist, we might have avoided the doom of global warming all together.


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