Sunday, March 19, 2006

Music for Global Overheating

Forgive me my tirades (tire-aids?) on the issues of the day, for they come bearing gifts of good music. On 60 Minutes tonight, NASA's Jim Hansen took the Bush administration to task for doing nothing about the problem of global warming, and worse, attempting to muzzle NASA scientists when they've tried to raise the alarm. Meanwhile, Hansen and other scientists have discovered all sorts of evidence that Global Warming is accelerating at a much higher clip than previously guessed. (The image of Greenland's ice sheet, above, I believe, is already out-of-date) This means that, unless things change, LA and Lower Manhattan could be underwater much sooner than scientists had guessed. Wildly unpredictable weather (I bring up once again WinterSpring and SummerFall, the seasons that are already alternating every week, it seems), drought here, flooding there, ice age somewhere else, etc.

To me, this is kind of the ballgame, if we don't do something to slow it down. The NRDC has some suggestions. There. That wasn't really a tirade at all.

Why not fire off a Letter to the Editor or your Senator while you listen:

Mountain Goats - Warm Lonely Planet
Buy something else!

Zwan - Endless Summer
Buy it!

Microphones - Ocean 1,2,3
Buy it!

Joy Division - Ice Age
Buy it!

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust
Buy it!

Joan of Arse - Buried at Sea
Buy it!

Everything But The Girl - Riverbed Dry
Buy it!

Codeine - Sea
Buy it!

6 Comments:

  • At 8:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I know 85 percent of the American public now thinks the administration is not doing enough on what the U.S. calls "global warming" in that quaint terminology long since abandoned by the rest of the world. But it won't matter when the disasters you outline come to pass. The U.S. in its inaction and denial will go down in history as the most hated country in history, more hated than Nazi Germany, more hated than Stalin's Soviet Union, more hated than Pol Pot's Cambodia, even Saddam Hussein's Iraq. And unlike those cases, posterity will remember this was a regime that was chosen by the people, a democracy...

     
  • At 10:47 PM, Anonymous Cp said…

    IF you really believe in "global warming" then you're the moron. Not Bush. It really ain't all that hip to criticize Bush so blindly that you follow anyone that does - regardless of the mindless "issue" they raise.

     
  • At 11:01 PM, Blogger Kurtis of Rambis Manor said…

    This is some serious, substantial debate going on here.

     
  • At 11:18 PM, Anonymous gerber said…

    I'd like to point cp to this article entitled Bush Administration Agrees: Global Warming is Real. Are you a bigger moron if you blindly follow even the old Bush talking point that Bush himself disavows?

     
  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger jbreitling said…

    Just found this, which basically says move away from the ocean sometime in the next few decades:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060323/ts_nm/environment_oceans_dc

     
  • At 9:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "The U.S. in its inaction and denial will go down in history as the most hated country in history, more hated than Nazi Germany, more hated than Stalin's Soviet Union, more hated than Pol Pot's Cambodia, even Saddam Hussein's Iraq."

    hey eurotrash douche or self hating left wing drone douche: if you hate us more than nazi germany you're a fucking more and we dont want you to like us.

    hey fastbacker,
    dont blindly follow every chart you see, dummy.

     

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