Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Global Warming... The Little Blair that Cried 'Wolf'

David Seaton's News Links

What could be more indicative of the state of world opinion then the muted reactions to Tony Blair, supported by the best science, announcing the apocalypse? Blair suggests that global warming could shrink the world's economy by up to 20%, costing it more than either of the 20th century's world wars or the Depression. The problem is now that when Tony Blair says that the climate is warming up dangerously, the first reaction most people have is to get their fur coat out of mothballs and to wax their skis. That is really the most damaging result of the war in Iraq. After all the lies and wasted lives and treasure, you announce the end of the world and people just yawn. DS

2 comments:

kelly said...

I wonder to myself who would be best to announce the impending environmental meltdown... ashamedly I've yawned at nearly all the messengers.

David Seaton's Newslinks said...

Thanks for the comments.