Warming Up The Stage

20 03 2007

From Wapo,

Environmentalists, members of Congress and the mayor of an Alaskan village threatened by rising seas will be among the speakers at a rally tomorrow at the U.S. Capitol aimed at reducing the causes of climate change.

Organizers have said that thousands will attend what they call Climate Crisis Action Day, which would make it the largest demonstration held in Washington on the subject of warming global temperatures. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a stage at the Capitol’s west front.

Climate Crisis Action Day? Sheesh.

Other scheduled speakers include Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), and Mayor Stanley Tocktoo of Shishmaref, Alaska. His island town is one of several villages in Alaska threatened by erosion and rising sea levels, which are products of warming temperatures.

The only crisis I see is that we’ve elected bird-brains as our leaders, and are taking them seriously.

Oh, this explains it.

WASHINGTON (AP) – About one-third of the people living in the national’s capital are functionally illiterate, compared with about one-fifth nationally, according to a report on the District of Columbia. Adults are considered functionally illiterate if they have trouble doing such things as comprehending bus schedules, reading maps and filling out job applications.

But they can probably understand climate science, right?

Tomorrow, the Grand Poobah of snake oil salesmen, Al Gore, will speak to both houses of our Congress.

Will he be fawned over and treated with kid gloves, or will some congressmen grow a pair and ask him tough questions?




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