"The oxen are slow, but the earth is patient". A Sage
Terence Corcoran, editor of the Financial Post in Canada, thinks "global warming" is nonsense and purely a fantasy of the radical left, (i.e. Gore, Suzuki) but after all he`s a financial editor and his scientific credentials are not very scientific. Though apparently he and Jerry Falwell may have attended the same science courses? Jerry thinks Gore is an "old hippy" and that science is for Satan.
So it must concern Corcoran that Big Business, in large numbers, are starting to believe in the science of "global warming". The Global Roundtable on Climate Change (a who`s who in International business that includes Suncor) has issued a statement regarding a "Path to Climate Sustainability" that offers acceptance of the scientific probability that man induced Climate Change is likely and that steps need to be taken to counter high levels of CO2 emissions. I imagine Falwell will say the "devil made them do it" but Corcoran is probably choking on SUV exhaust fumes while his buddies agree with Al Gore and David Suzuki.
Maybe, we`re finally coming back to the values of "hypothesis and probability" and we can listen to the voices of the scientific community who are steadily sounding alarms. Consider the American Association of the Advancement of Science, the world`s largest general scientific body, and their recent announcement on "global climate change".
Their concern for melting glaciers, destabilized ice sheets and volatile climate activity, as likely caused by mankind, lends even greater credibility to the passionate message of Gore`s "an inconvenient truth". This "old hippy" is on a mission and regardless of attacks from the Corcorans and Falwells he seems determined to affect social and economic change that we couldn`t imagine a couple of years ago. His engaging presentation of the science of global warming has inspired a groundswell of political possibility. We might just have a chance if this ball keeps rolling?
"Don`t blow it, good planets are hard to find".
The prognosis is a huge challenge but still hopeful. Meanwhile, as the planet heats up, Falwell is chasing devils and Corcoran indulges his dubious faith that green is bad and that old economics have no consequences.