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A report “produced by more than 30 scientists at 13 government agencies dealing with climate change, provides the most detailed picture to date of the worst case scenarios of rising sea levels and extreme weather events: floods in lower Manhattan; a quadrupling of heat waves deaths in Chicago; withering on the vineyards of California; the disappearance of wildflowers from the slopes of the Rockies; and the extinction of Alaska's wild polar bears in the next 75 years.”
Wow! “More than 30 scientists!” This
at a time when more than
“Today’s release is part of a carefully crafted strategy by the White House to help build public support for Obama's agenda and boost the prospects of a climate change bill now making its way through Congress.
“If climate change is left unchecked, the future
promises to bring even more ferocious hurricanes to coastal regions - in
the Pacific as well as the Atlantic, punishing droughts to the
south-west, and increasingly severe winter storms in the north-east and
around the Great Lakes.”
“The human consequences, as envisaged by the draft, are similarily catastrophic: potential food shortages because of declining wheat and corn yields in the breadbasket of the mid-west, increased outbreaks of food poisoning and epidemic diseases.”
Doublespeak at its best. History
shows that food supplies
“As part of the PR surrounding the release of the report, the administration approached the San Francisco consulting firm, Resouce Media, which specialises in environmental campaigning, to oversee the release, and produce a shorter and more digestible brochure of today's report for wider public distribution.”
A “more digestible" brochure?
"On the morning of 16 April, at a meeting in Washington (pdf), more than 30 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists, climate change experts from a number of universities, environmental activists and media strategists discussed how to engage various communities with the findings of the report - town mayors, religious groups, even kindergarten pupils."
"Even kindergarten pupils"! Dumping
this sort of propaganda
Suggestions raised at the meeting for key messages
from the White House included "green jobs", "middle class initiative"
and "energy independence".
“The release appeared timed to help Democratic leaders in Congress meet an ambitious target of passing a climate change bill through the house of representatives (sic) by 26 June. The Democratic speaker, Nancy Pelosi, wants to hold a vote before the house breaks up for the 4 July Independence Day holiday.”
bill has run
into strong opposition from some Democratic members of
Congress, especially those from agricultural states who say that putting
limits on greenhouse gas emissions will hurt farmers' economic
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