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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Snow on the ground, due to all that global warming
Excuse my scepticism, but I'm not all that sold on global warming, if only because weather trends encompass centuries, and back in the 1960s and 1970s some people were seriously worrying about the upcoming ice age. The Middle Ages were warmer than today, which brought about "a wonderful period of plenty for everyone," according to researchers and historians, so global warming per se might not turn out to be the disaster some are predicting.

Never mind that, as I look out the window, we have sub-freezing temps and snow on the ground. It looks and feels like February but it's only the first week in December.

It is with glee that I'm reading Maria's latest contribution: Mark Steyn's Telegraph article, What planet are the eco-cultists on?
In the past third of a century, the American economy has swollen by 150 per cent, automobile traffic has increased by 143 per cent, and energy consumption has grown

45 per cent. During this same period, air pollutants have declined by 29 per cent, toxic emissions by 48.5 per cent, sulphur dioxide levels by 65.3 per cent, and airborne lead by 97.3 per cent. Despite signing on to Kyoto, European greenhouse gas emissions have increased since 2001, whereas America's emissions have fallen by nearly one per cent, despite the Toxic Texan's best efforts to destroy the planet.
As Steyn says, Wake up and smell the CO2, guys: "the best friend of the planet's natural resources is the natural resourcefulness of a dynamic economy".

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New blog name: Fausta's blog
I'm trying out a new name for the blog, since as the readership expands, it's getting boring having to explain why TBHB.

As far as names, nothing simpler than Fausta's blog. After all, how many Faustas do you know?

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