Thursday, January 12, 2006

As we ignore the obvious…

I’ve been behind on the news of late, being sick and all. I’m sure you’ve heard about Alito’s evasions and Shrub’s illegal activities and the massive corruption within the so-called right wing. I’ll trust you to know that.

But did you know about this?

“Australia is being pressed to come to the rescue of drowning Pacific islands which face a homeless crisis due to rising sea levels caused by global warming.

With predictions sea levels could rise by up to 32 centimetres [more than a foot] by 2050, a number of Pacific islands could be rendered uninhabitable within a decade.”

Also at risk are portions of Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, and Fiji.

None of us can say we didn’t see this coming. We’ve been warned for years.

But I guess if we can ignore the levels of our oceans, which are pretty damned big, we can ignore so many other things as well.

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