From The Guardian:
The models showed that average world temperatures are on course to rise by between 1.4C and 3C given mid-range greenhouse gas emissions. According to the findings, the world is very likely to cross the critical “two degrees barrier” at some point this century if emissions continue unabated. Experts believe warming of 2C above pre-industrial levels could trigger runaway climate change that cannot be reversed.
Question: I know prairie dog readers care (though I’m a little concerned that we get more feedback about our Cathedral grocery store coverage than our global warming coverage), but do Saskatchewanians in general give a shit about the future? It’s people under 20 who are going to get creamed in a world destabilized by global warming. But screw ’em, right? They’re just kids and we’ll be dead. Besides, our wise elders have more important things to fret about. Like fetal rights.
Also, I meant to post this last week but I got swamped. Here’s a Globe and Mail story about David Suzuki dealing with the usual stupid bullshit from idiot politicians. Here’s an excerpt:
Senator Don Plett asked his fellow senators: “If environmentalists are willing to accept money from Martians, where would they draw the line on where they receive money from? Would they take money from al-Qaeda, the Hamas or the Taliban?” Senator Percy Mockler referred to the Suzuki Foundation and others as “qualified bad, not to mention ugly, foundations.”
It’s just embarrassing. Yup, we sure elected some real winners to a majority government last year, and they’ve done their part to kick the snot out of science, fact-based policy and civility. Bravo, Saskatchewan! Canada would’ve had a hard time steering toward extreme right-wing politics without your folksy, commonsensical contributions.