Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Probably not what Noah had in mind...

Greepeace is building a replica of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat in an appeal for action on global warming." The finishing of the ark will be followed by a ceremony at the end of May. Never ones to do anything half-way, a spokesman was quoted as saying:

"Climate change is real, it's happening now and unless world leaders take urgent, decisive and far-reaching action, the next decades will see human misery on a scale not experienced in modern times," said Greenpeace activist Hilal Atici. "Those leaders have a mandate from the people ... to massively cut greenhouse gas emissions and to do it now."

It is difficult for me to see how building an ark on Ararat will help to stop global warming since the wood will have to be trucked up there, causing greenhouse emissions, not to mention those that are created by the ceremony itself. It is kind of interesting that the official term is now "climate change" instead of global warming. As any student of the earth's prehistory knows, climate change is the rule. Oh well.

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