Posted by: acecombat10 | June 13, 2010

Before I go into the science of climatic warming . . .

. . . I find it interesting that the gigantic oil spill (if you have no idea what I’m talking about, info here, here, and the satellite image here) is what may be the driving factor to change the way Americans consume energy.  SAY WHAT????  Yes, the oil spill is a devastating ecological disaster.  Yes, the Gulf of Mexico is probably going to be dead for years, if not decades.  Yes, this disaster will be a blight on the states’ economy, tourist industry, and way of life.

BUT . . . I would think, you know, warmer temperatures, causing the oceans to rise, which would put a slightly bigger damper on those states would be a bigger concern.  Or, you know, the warmer temperatures causing their usual economic crop to not grow, or the warmer temperature reintroducing certain diseases would cause more concern.  But hey, that’s me.  At least the United States is finally looking at curbing our infatuation with petroleum and CO2.  Yay!

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