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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Some Convenient Truths From Bushy

Here are some reason for welcoming Global Warming...

MORE OIL FOR US

Extensive oil and gas reserves have been discovered in Alaska. With less intrusive ice to cut through, exploration and production would be much easier. And marine access to oil, gas and mineral resources is likely to improve as sea ice disappears. A few drowned polar bears is not a bad sacrifice for more sweet crude. With less ice in the Canadian northwest passage, we would have an increased shipping season. More oil will get to the U.S. and it will get here faster. Remember the Titanic? Well it won't happen again. No icebergs; less tanker accidents. With any luck, the Arctic Ocean could be ice free by summer of 2050

MORE FOOD FOR EVERYONE

A warmer ocean means increased fish stocks in the north Atlantic. And since carbon dioxide is used by plants to capture and store energy, there may be a fertilizing effect as levels of the gas rise. This, combined with longer growing seasons, fewer frosts and more precipitation, means more agricultural output throughout the world. And with more of the sun's radiation getting through, we could have super-sized fruit and vegetables. That would be cool! At least 279 species of plants and animals are already responding to global warming, moving closer to the poles. To summarize: Given a rising world population, longer growing seasons, greater rainfall, and a more radiant atmosphere could be just the ticket to stave off famine.

SAFER, HAPPIER AMERICANS

With estimates of between 20,000 and 40,000 deaths a year being related to cold winter weather, humans would adapt better with hot climates. All they need is air conditioning. Warmer winters will produce less ice and snow to torment drivers, facilitating commuting and making snow shoveling a chore of the past. Families will have less need to invest in heavy parkas, bulky jackets, earmuffs, mittens, and snow boots. Road travelers would suffer less from slippery or impassable highways. Airline passengers, who often endure weather-related delays in the winter, would gain from more reliable and on-time service. Our forests would be spared because there would no longer be a need for firewood. A warmer world would be a healthier one for Americans and would cut the number of deaths in the U.S.

The evidence is overwhelming and undeniable.

Al Gore wants higher gas prices, more shipping accidents, less food production, more world starvation, more highway fatalities, and more deforestation. I see great benefits from global warming. Mr. Gore and the science community want to stop it. Who are you gonna trust?