Thursday, March 05, 2009
According to Sen. Ron Wyden:
“I think there is a bipartisan consensus in the Senate that the science is in,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, told CSNews.com when asked if the government should implement new policies to apparently combat global warming despite the new study. “This is a very real problem. Now the debate is on the remedies -- but the science is in.”
Well there may be a consensus in the Senate but there is still not a consensus in the scientific community. Saying there is does not make it so.
The study, released on Jan. 28 by Kyle L. Swanson and Anastasios A. Tsonis, who are professors in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, found that the Earth has been cooling since 2001 and projected that due to “global variation” the climate would continue to cool for the next 20 to 30 years.
Global warming, global cooling, I don't know but I do know that there is way too much financial manipulation going on in order to capitalize on the fears that people have concerning this situation.
Stifling Oregon's economy even further will not effect the global climate. With China and India putting 2 coal burning electrical plants into service per week we are just aren't that critical.
Ride your bike when possible. Use less. Recycle. Buy local. Let's rebuild our local economy and help our neighbors, not spend time and money to create roadblocks to our future.