January 21, 2009


If I understand correctly the scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; the American Association for the Advancement of Science (the world’s largest general science society and publishers of Nature, one of the most respected scientific journals in the world); the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; the Geological Society of America, and the American Physical Society, global warming is a serious problem, the extent of which will dwarf the economic crisis that financial mismanagers working in a unregulated U.S. market have foisted upon us.

Fighting global warming will require aggressive actions of the sort only our federal and provincial governments can enact. But incremental measures like the anti-idling law Edmonton City Council is currently debating will help move us towards a better understanding of the global warming issue and ultimately an acceptance of the actions we really need to implement.

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