Tuesday, July 31, 2007

It Wasn't Called Whiteland

It was called Greenland because it was green when my ancestors found it. It was green, then it got much colder, now it may be warming again. And because of that it should be the poster-child-country for the concept of climate. Still our elected feel they can better serve us by visiting the place. Another group just went to the place where "glacial melting and rising sea levels have already forced the human and animal population to adapt" (oh what will we do when that sea level rise gets to us?):

....That sentiment was shared by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., who said that "viewing the vast Greenland ice firsthand underscored the magnitude of the potential consequences of unchecked global warming, since melting Greenland ice would cause a 23-foot rise in sea levels worldwide. The economic and ecological impacts for our country would be devastating."
Twenty-three feet? Let's make it 23 meters. No, make it 23 miles. Sheesh. Can we go back to Paris Hilton now?