Saturday, February 03, 2007
It's zero degrees here on the garage thermometer. We have a wind-chill factor of 30 below in the forecast over the next couple of days. Normal weather for Ohio this time of year. I wonder how the spring flowers out there under the snow are doing? The ones that came up in January right after I noticed that the sky was criss-crossed with jet trails.
That chilly forecast in last night's weather report was followed in the TV news coverage by a report on global warming and the guilty rich countries that are causing it. It sounded like one more push for globalism. Not I see that the mechanics are already in the works in Europe to form a trans-governmental cooperative to address this problem that may exist and/or may have been manufactured. According to the AP in a story linked at Spirit Daily:
PARIS - Fear of runaway global warming pushed 46 countries to line up Saturday behind France's appeal for a new environmental body that could single out — and perhaps police — nations that abuse the Earth.
"It is our responsibility. The future of humanity demands it,"
President Jacques Chirac said in an appeal to put the environment at the top of the world's agenda.
He spoke at a conference a day after the release in Paris of a grim report from the world's leading climate scientists and government officials that said global warming is so severe that it will "continue for centuries" and that humans are to blame.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report sparked calls for fast, planet-wide action and was embraced by Europeans. A total of 46 countries agreed to pursue plans for the new organization, and to hold their first meeting in Morocco this spring.
But key world polluters — including the United States, China, India and Russia — steered clear.
Without naming the United States directly, Chirac expressed frustration that "some large countries, large rich countries, still must be convinced." They are "refusing to accept the consequences of their acts," he said.
How will America's liberties, taken for granted by the majority of citizens on the street, fare as this trend escalates? When it appears on the evening news, most people accept it as provable fact, whether it's fact or fiction or political agenda. Freedom as we know it may be on the verge of becoming history, and will be ushered out by the use of name-calling, as in "Big Bad Greedy Americans"--little more than a sandbox strategy.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!