Tuesday, October 16, 2007

World poll tolls death knell for global warming denialists

I really like my BBC climate change news feed I embedded into my Firefox browser. Love it.

For example, coming up for quick air during a hard stint working, I mouseover the feed icon, to catch up on GW headlines of news pieces I may have missed over the last three weeks or so.

Seems I missed a sweet moment of poignancy when Howard was hosting his fascist-fence APEC green-bath with Bush, selling us not just a non-solution to global warming, but an irritant.

How else do you describe "aspirational goals"?

Anyway, it seems the UN was finding out the rest of the world has moved on from the recalcitrance of the fossil-fuel friendly Coalition of the Unwilling:

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk
Large majorities in many countries now believe human activity is causing global warming, a BBC World Service poll suggests.
More than 22,000 people were surveyed in 21 countries and the results show a great deal of agreement on the issue.
An average of 79% of respondents to the BBC survey agreed that "human activity, including industry and transportation, is a significant cause of climate change".
If we do not act now, the impact of climate change will be devastating

Ban Ki-moon
UN Secretary General


Arctic landscape, Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, Canada

Major action needed: 65%
Modest action later: 25%
No action needed: 6%
Source: BBC World Service poll

Climate change graph
However, US President George W Bush was not present. Instead, he is hosting a meeting of 16 "major emitter" countries in Washington on Thursday and Friday.
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