2006 07 13 update:
http://clerk.house.gov/ h.r. 5642
"Safe Climate Act of 2006" introduced by Rep Waxman, D-CA.
From: Bronson, Peter [mailto:PBRONSON@CINCINNA.GANNETT.COM]
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 10:32 AM
Subject: RE: Truth
Thanks for the note. The sources and criticisms of Gore’s claims stand on their own.
[Unpublished Letter to Editor of Cincinnati Enquirer -- to which i no longer subscribe]
From: NCADjohn [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 10:21 AM
Cc: email@example.com; Kentucky Enquirer News; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
2006 07 06
Dear Editor Bronson:
Since you did not specify your reference,
, to "A report by the U.S. Senate last week",
here it is:
a report by (politician) Senator James Inhofe (R), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
His report was in response
to the report by
in the National Research Council NRC.
http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=11676, referenced at NASA:
Inhofe idiotically ignores the most obvious and pertinent confirmation by NRC of recent global warming and chooses to focus on the far less important and obvious greater uncertainty of older information. The fact remains, independent of our relative uncertainty about times prior to 1600, that in these most recent 400 years, the world is warming at an increasing rate, with one consequence being that ice is melting at an increasing rate, with one consequence that ocean levels are rising at an increasing rate. There are manifold other consequences!!
When your child's temperature rises at an increasing rate, you become increasingly interested in the cure.
A global citizen may, like Inhofe, exacerbate the modern divergence from copasetic, or seek to be a knowledgeable part of the solution (return to homeostasis).
While Gore's movie alludes
to the science and at least facilitates the important discussion,
it is regrettable that at climatecrisis.net, "The Science" offers so little.
US citizens, consider some fruit of our taxes -- such as links to NASA, NOAA, and USGS .gov.
By way of USGS.gov, i find
http://www.usgcrp.gov/ , perhaps the definitive fed site.
Don't trust your government bureaucracy?
A long-time friend, USGS scientist, trusted researcher, and international leader, with Cincinnati roots, offers this personal report, yesterday:
"I have been quite aware of the documentary on Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth." I saw the movie this past week and I found it was an excellent tutorial on what is happening with Earth. I have been to the Arctic region - never to the North Pole, but lived above the Arctic Circle for two winters - 66-67 in Thule, Greenland, and 70-71 in Barrow, AK. I also spent 3 winters in near Arctic regions - northern Manitoba (2 winters) and Baffin Is. (north of Quebec). I have been to parts of Alaska several times. I have been to Antarctica 13 times - the first in the 1969, and 11 times in past 14 years during the summer field seasons in McMurdo-South Pole region. I have seen dramatic changes - such as glaciers receding and break offs of ice shelves - that is likely to continue for the foreseeable future! I have worked with colleagues, remote sensing specialists and glaciologists, on measuring surface changes in Greenland and Antarctica. Changes are underway - decrease in mass of the ice.
I believe very strongly that for those who accept the fact that Earth is warming and that predictions that it will continue, whether caused mostly by humans, or a combination of cyclic phenomena and human caused effects - these folks will be best prepared for the future.
Yes, the sea level will continue to rise. The major question is the rate of rise - about the same, slight increase in rate, or dramatic acceleration! In past century it rose an average of about 1.8 mm/year (18 cm over the 100 years). Conservative estimates are that sea level rise has increased to over 2 mm per year and will increase to over 3 mm/year in the next decade or so. In the next few years, I am expecting this estimate will be adjusted upwards by several mm/year, unless for some reason there is a dramatic change in the warming of the Earth. But -- I don't believe humankind will be a factor in causing a sudden decrease in average temperature on Earth.
So, in my opinion, I don't believe it looks good for most of the humans on Earth - particularly in places where the changes in temperature will result in dramatic surface changes, such as desertification, in agriculture production, and flooding of low lands.
Tomorrow at this time I will be departing for a science conference on Antarctica where included in the technical program, are presentations on measurements, results, analysis, and models of what to expect in the near future. Should be interesting."
Our government is acting, in spite of Inhofe's dysfunctional obsession, sheltered by his Oklahoma distance from the rising waters. While awaiting the most current reports from the current meeting, here are some science-based results of federal studies, on-going since 2002:
Know more; drive less.
john r. schmidt, Master of Science
President, NCAD Corporation
Earth Model Do
Geospatial Integrative Service