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Friday, September 22, 2006


A little over a week ago, I wrote about Dr. Hasen's fears of " The Monsters Behind the Door ". That was about the news coming out of Siberia .....Just a few days later, and a little farther down the hall, another door swung open. There's another monster behind this one too.
Consider the leed paragraph from this article in the 9/20/2006 edition of The Australian :
" EUROPEAN scientists voiced shock today as they viewed pictures which showed Arctic ice cover had disappeared so much last month that a ship could sail unhindered from Europe's most northerly outpost to the North Pole. "

That's "Europe's most northerly outpost" above Norway, Finland, and Sweden.

That has never happened before. That is so outside mankind's experience, words to describe it are not in the dictionary....any bloody dictionary.... Think of it, if Henry Hudson had encountered these conditions when he was looking for England's route to the Spice Islands and China, that river in New York might be called, " The Bob River ". He tried going this way on his first trip . It was frozen shut .
And here in America, barely a ripple . Yesterday, when news broke that the wacky billionaire Richard Branson was getting onboard Bill Clinton's effort to curb Global Warming, now that was "News". " Neil Cavoodo " had Mr. Branson on. { He thinks Branson needs his head examined. } Tucker Carlson { He thinks there's nothing we can do, so lay back and enjoy the ride } had a cable news food fight. His conservative scarecrow guest told us that since this Atlantic Hurricane season has been slow...it's proof that G W is all a big to do about nothing . Well, the big hurricanes haven't stopped, they just moved into the Pacific, and are wearing typhoon name tags. Since January 1st there have been five cat 5 typhoons out there.

Dr. Hansen told Tom Brokow that these monsters are what truly scare him. They scare me too.

Now, where's my chin strap ?

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