Reading another blog, I ran across this quote which has to be one of the most moronic statements I’ve seen in some time. With all the cap and trade hoopla, when you read this, you really wonder if anyone has a clue as to what they are really talking about. Via npr:
Waxman: Well, there have been scientists brought together to see if they could figure out the science and make it clear whether this is a danger or not, whether it’s a danger that’s a great one or one that we can postpone for a while, and the overwhelming consensus of all the leading scientists that have looked at this issue is there is a warming of the planet, it’s manmade, caused by our burning of carbon fuels, and it’s happening faster than anybody ever thought it would happen.
We’re seeing the reality of a lot of the North Pole starting to evaporate, and we could get to a tipping point. Because if it evaporates to a certain point – they have lanes now where ships can go that couldn’t ever sail through before. And if it gets to a point where it evaporates too much, there’s a lot of tundra that’s being held down by that ice cap.
If that gets released we’ll have more carbon emissions and methane gas in our atmosphere than we have now. We see a lot of destruction happening because of global warming, climate change problems, so we’ve got enough warning signals and enough of a scientific consensus to take this seriously.
Congressman Waxman has literally lost his mind. And this is one of the geniuses who’s bill is currently going through congress. If this is their theory, that the poles are EVAPORATING (geesh, we’ve gone from melting to whole hearted evaporation.
Last I checked, any ships, voyages, explorers that have gone up to the FROZEN artic have basically gotten, well, stuck. And frozen. And then needed rescuing.