Climate change likely to be worse than even forthcoming pessimistic report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Later this week in Paris, climate scientists will issue a dire forecast for the planet that warns of slowly rising sea levels and higher temperatures. But that may be the sugarcoated version. USA Today.

Now that even George Bush is conceding there is global warming, and a “conclusive” report to be out next week, many scientists think even that is not pessimistic enough because of the sudden increased melting of the Greenland ice cap and changes in Antarctica.

Serious people who are willing to read though some difficult material will find much more on climate change on the popular blog Real Climate, where climatetologists discuss the matter rather than radio talk show hosts.

Wisconsin anti-wolf resorting to fables

Some anti-wolf folks in Wisconsin are showing their contempt for the public’s intelligence by producing this TV commercial . . . Red Riding Hood

I suppose “The Three Pigs” are next.  There seems to be no level they won’t stoop to in trying to exploit primitive emotions.

Crying wolf

Crying wolf. By Tony Vagneur. The Aspen Times News (CO)

Tony Vagneur discusses how some “Idaho ranchers exemplify fear” and how others use fear to perform political manipulation.