Politics meets science: in November 2005, a gathering in Montreal will try to set the agenda for what happens on the global warming file after the Kyoto Protocol.Hurricanes Katrina and Rita slammed into the Gulf Coast of the United States The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. The states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are known as the Gulf States. All Gulf States are located in the Southern region of the United States. in the late summer of 2005. The shorelines of Louisiana CODE, OF LOUISIANA. In 1822, Peter Derbigny, Edward Livingston, and Moreau Lislet, were selected by the legislature to revise and amend the civil code, and to add to it such laws still in force as were not included therein. and Texas were devastated dev·as·tate
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1. To lay waste; destroy.
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Was this caused by global warming global warming, the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution. brought on by our wasteful, energy-burning habits? The definitive answer is yes, no, and perhaps.
Yes, global warming is probably a factor in making tropical storms more intense.
No, because typhoons, cyclones, and hurricanes go through cycles of frequency and we've just passed through a quiet spell.
Perhaps, because global warming trends can only be seen through periods lasting many thousands of years. Looking at a snapshot of what happens over a few decades tells us nothing about long-term changes.
The point is that the science of global warming is inconclusive. There's no doubt our planet in warming up. There is doubt as to whether and to what extent human activity is the culprit.
The doubt about the science of global warming does not stop people from lining up on one side or the other. Environmentalists have passionately embraced the notion that humans are the villain in the story. They have peppered us with warnings that the sky is failing and that the end is near.
On the other side, industrialists find enough contradictions in the science to support their case that we should not panic. Let's not Let's Not is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It was first published in Boston University Graduate Journal in December 1954. It was written for no payment as a favour to the journal, and later appeared in the collection Buy Jupiter. get stampeded into taking action we might regret.
So far, it seems the greens have the upper hand in the debate. The public thinks "something" ought to be done. Politicians, ever ready to lead the crowd where it wants to go, have come down on the side of "action." So, we have the Kyoto Protocol.
Ottawa is one the most fervent supporters of the Kyoto Protocol. However, it has been noted by others that our support is more verbal than anything else. Eight years after our leaders jumped onto the Kyoto bandwagon Canada is still increasing its output of greenhouse gases.
As we welcome the world's Kyoto experts to Montreal for a follow-up conference we can hope they will be gracious guests and not point out the shortcomings A shortcoming is a character flaw.
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