Monday, July 31, 2006

Global Warming Wrapped In A FEMA Blanket - A Nice Hors D'oeuvre For Climate Concern Nay Sayers

There is no correlation to bad responses by FEMA and global warming, now is there? Certainly, one could type the sentence and hope it is so. But with one briefing, a FEMA director can dismiss global warming as an issue to ease the conscience of the W, Rove and Co, can't he?
Q And also can you explain the scientist -- who said he had studied the relationship between hurricane patterns, and he was looking to see if there was a link to global warming. Was he suggesting that there was no consensus that there's a link?

DIRECTOR PAULISON: Right, he was -- that's what he was saying. That's what I heard anyway, is that there was not a consensus that global warming has anything to do with the size of the hurricanes because we didn't know back years ago -- we may not have been able to predict the number of -- or even seen them. If a hurricane came up and went up through the Atlantic, we may not even have known there was a hurricane --

Q -- he was saying that that's doubling over the past decade is maybe due to just better reporting?

DIRECTOR PAULISON: It could -- that's what he was suggesting, yes. That was my understanding of it.

Anything else, folks? Good question, by the way. Anything else? All right, thank you very much. I appreciate it, and try to stay cool.
Well, isn't that convenient...Of course, you can't appease a conscience if one doesn't exist in the first place...but, don't you enjoy some good innuendo in briefings from the presidential podium staffed with a wonderfully armed propaganda catapult?

BTW, don't you just love the borrowed witticism (last line of the briefing) from the presidential comedic playbook?

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