Monday, February 11, 2008

Bloomberg: carbon dioxide as big a threat as nukes or terrorism

From this article:
"This is just as important as stopping nuclear proliferation. This is just as important as stopping terrorism," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
Amusingly, the UN seems to think that we'll be moved towards spending $20 trillion on a trace atmospheric gas based on the "star power" of Daryl Hannah and Richard Branson.

From the UN web site:
United States actress, English entrepreneur issue call at UN for climate action

11 February 2008 – American actress Daryl Hannah and Sir Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group, appealed in New York today for concerted global action to face the challenges posed by climate change.

The response to global warming “comes down to a question of values and I think it’s important on a personal level to really examine the ramifications of our actions and of our daily choices,” Ms. Hannah said at a press briefing on the occasion of a General Assembly climate change debate which kicked off today.

“I’m thrilled to see that people are finally starting to recognize the urgency of the situation,” the actress, famous for her work in films like “Splash” and her support for renewable energies, noted.

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