Trust the Onion to remind us of this nagging little planetary problem we were all worried about several years ago when that Al Gore made that Oscar winning movie. An Oscar that was but a stepping stone to the Nobel Prize too. I guess we thought we’d nailed it, by giving it those awards. After all, you can’t expect us to still be thinking about a movie from, like, 4 years ago now, however gripping it may have seemed then! Our technology is soo much better now – and that lame movie wasn’t even in 3D!! Besides, there hasn’t even been a single sequel or Bollywood remake! And where’s the killer game version for my Xbox/Wii/iPhone/Android/PSP/Kinect?! Bah…
But it still won’t go away, like a zombie, this global warming thing! What’re we gonna do? Well… didn’t the awesome Avatar show us there are other planets for us to plunder, once we’ve used up this one? Now there was a kick-ass movie that showed us how easy it is to blow up even huge alien-planet-spirit trees with our technology! In IMAX 3D! I can’t wait for that sequel…
Report: Global Warming Issue From 2 o 3 Years Ago May Still Be Problem
NOVEMBER 10, 2010 | ISSUE 46.45
WASHINGTON—According to a report released this week by the Center for Global Development, climate change, the popular mid-2000s issue that raised awareness of the fact that the earth’s continuous rise in temperature will have catastrophic ecological effects, has apparently not been resolved, and may still be a problem.
Enlarge ImageThis 2007 chart predicting rising temperatures worldwide could still possibly be worth looking at today.
While several years have passed since global warming was considered the most pressing issue facing mankind, recent studies from the Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Academy of Sciences, NASA, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and basically any scientific report available on the issue confirmed that it is not only still happening, but might also be worth stopping.
“Global warming, if you remember correctly, was the single greatest problem of our lifetime back in 2007 and the early part of 2008,” CGD president Nancy Birdsall said. “But then the debates over Social Security reform and the World Trade Center mosque came up, and the government had to shift its focus away from the dramatic rise in sea levels, the rapid spread of deadly infectious diseases, and the imminent destruction of our entire planet.”
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