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DISPATCH: As the World Burns
Posted on April 25, 2005 by Anita Roddick

Mother Jones has a don't-miss special package on global warming with all of the facts and figures you didn't really want to know. For example, did you know that there are 40 public-policy groups actively working to undermine the scientific research on global warming who are all being financially supported by ExxonMobil? Or that the reason the American press refuses to cover global warming honestly is because of the threats, misinformation, and pay-offs they receive from the fossil-fuel lobby? Or that swarms of 25-pound jellyfish native to Australia invaded the Gulf of Mexico, as they fled too-warm waters? Or that the city of Houston generates enough heat to creat its own rainstorms? I particularly enjoyed an article in this package about the insurance industry's new concern - and anticipation - about climate change. Says one executive: “To me, proving that earth’s climate is changing from human actions—namely global warming—is like statistically ‘proving’ the pavement exists after you have jumped out a 30-story building. After each floor, your analysis would say, ‘so far, so good,’ and then, at the pavement, all uncertainty is removed.” Please go read this remarkable collection of research, diagrams, and reporting on the issue of climate change. To my mind, this is the best over-all collection of facts and reportage I've seen so far in the American press. I'm proud of Mother Jones.

Topic : Global Warming
Posted By : Anita Roddick
Posted On : April 25, 2005



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