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Thursday, September 07, 2006


I know....you think this is about Dick Cheney and his presidential hand puppet George Bush. We'll your wrong, it's a phrase I caught a few weeks back from the Tom Brokaw special on Global Warming.

Tom plowed a lot of the same ground that's been in the news for the past few years, but the show was notable for the above phrase, and what it describes. Dr. Hanson from The Goddard Space Flight Center used it. And like the 50's SiFi movies it's the things we don't know that scare him about Global Warming. One of those doors is beginning to open now, and behind it is the thawing of the permafrost. An emerging subject that's going to get a lot more attention, and the permafrost in Siberia in particular. The ground is frozen deep and it's "Bigger than Dallas" there.

What we're talking about is the release of billions of tons of Methane, and CO2 gas that has been stored in the ground for hundreds of thousands of years. Well, boys and girls the door just swung open a little more and there seems to be one of those monsters there........

Scientists Find New Global Warming 'Time Bomb' _ Methane Bubbling Up From Permafrost


He would have been 70 years old if he hadn't played that gig at The Surf Ballroom.

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