Bush Running on Empty
No less than the New York Times editorialized today upon the highly likely and significant link between global warming and strengthened hurricanes. The main point is that the preponderance of evidence that climate change is causing more extreme weather events, and other demonstrable impacts of global warming, makes acting now a matter of prudence and sound judgment. Around the nation there is a groundswell of questioning President Bush's leadership and judgment. If Bushism is discredited, his oil oligarchy run out of town in the next election, and climate change addressed, some good may yet come from Hurricane Katrina.
“Hurricanes derive their strength from warm ocean waters. Ocean temperatures have been rising over the last 100 years, along with atmospheric temperatures. Hurricanes have therefore become bigger and more destructive and are likely to grow even more violent in the future.”