Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Dakotas Need to Step It Up for National Day of Climate Action

With only 45 days left until April 14th when Step It Up actions to tell Congress to cap carbon emissions are scheduled to take place across the United States there are 753 actions planned so far but still no actions planned in two states, North Dakota and South Dakota. What is the story in the northern plains? There are so many actions planned here in the Northeast that several small states on the Step It Up 2007 website map have disappeared under the masses of colored dots representing actions. Has Al Gore been banned from the media in the Dakotas? Not much is happening in some other western states as well. For example, there is so far only one action being planned in Wyoming and only two in Nebraska. There are more actions planned here in my county situated north of New York City than in these four states combined. With participation showing distinct regional patterns one has to wonder how the message of this day of action will play inside the Beltway.


Mike in Chicago said...

It looks like the Dakotas are not so easily swayed by the GW hype. The hype is that man made activity is the key driver to climate change. I'd like to know what man did to cause the Medieval Warm Period from about 900 AD to 1300 AD and the Little Ice Age from about 1500 to 1850? The media won't mention that because they thrive on sensationalism.

A letter sent to the Canadian Prime Minister on April 6,2006 by 60 prominent scientists who question the basis for climate alarmism, clearly explains the current state of scientific knowledge on global warming.

The 60 scientists wrote:

“If, back in the mid-1990s, we knew what we know today about climate, Kyoto would almost certainly not exist, because we would have concluded it was not necessary.” The letter also noted:

“‘Climate change is real’ is a meaningless phrase used repeatedly by activists to convince the public that a climate catastrophe is looming and humanity is the cause. Neither of these fears is justified. Global climate changes occur all the time due to natural causes and the human impact still remains impossible to distinguish from this natural ‘noise.’”

Give it a rest and focus on real problems like poverty, disease, ecology, and human relations. The Dakotas rock!

Bob Liebman said...

The mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, Dennis Walaker, understands that humans are a major cause of global warming. He signed the U.S. Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement which means he pledged to try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Fargo to 7% below 1990 levels by 2012. He wasn't swayed by hype but by scientific facts, there is a difference.