Climate Change Rally – photos

Better late than never. 😀

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Abbott and Costello

As suggested by Min – we think this photo deserves a caption.

Abbott and Costello

Midweek Mayhem!!

Hello,

Good afternoon and welcome to Midweek Mayhem, our middle-of-the-week chit chat thread.

Of course, the big news this week was that Madonna has been allowed to adopt another Somalian baby. I mean really what is it with these celebrities and adopting kids from impoverished nations, only to drag them back to Hollywood to dangle them off their shoulder like a human Gucci handbag substitute?

Wouldn’t they be better off spending a small portion of their incredible wealth to help them build schools and hospitals?

And then we have Peter (who cares) Costello announcing that he’s leaving politics *big yawn*

Turning to Rudd & Co, it seems that those of us who were delighted that Rudd hammered Howard at the last election are beginning to feel a degree of discomfort with the PM’s recent antics. His attempts at “being blokey” with the “fair shake” comment really only serve to indicate that he was the kid in school that you’d find in the library while everyone else was playing rugby.

(Not that there’s anything wrong with that).

Is he a bit of a dickhead? Yes. But I’d still much rather have him as PM than Howard, or Turnbull or Costello.

And really now that Costello’s gone, the Libs will be placing all their bets on Malcolm Turnbull for the next election. If he loses, which I suspect he will, he’ll no doubt be oblidged to step down for say Hockey, and then they’ll be well and truly rooted.

However let’s not dwell on politics..

Poor old Miglo’s under the weather, so let’s try and cheer him up.

Also, if you feel so inclined check out my posts on Charity and Corporate Gifts at The Gutter.

Oh, and recent reports suggest we’re all gonna die of a swine flu mutation. Have a great week!

Climate Change in the US

As our senate is preparing to vote on the CPRS, the White House has released a new report that says that “[g]lobal warming has already caused more heavy downpours, the rise of temperatures and sea levels, rapidly retreating glaciers and altered river flows.”

Jane Lubchenco said:

“This report provides the concrete scientific information that says unequivocally that climate change is happening now and it’s happening in our own backyards and it affects the kind of things people care about.”

From reading the story, it seems that the Bush administration held back these sort of reports, and only issued a draft after it was forced to by a lawsuit.

Federal law requires comprehensive reports on global warming’s effects every four years. An environmental group sued to force the Bush administration to issue an early draft of this report last summer because one had not been written since 2000.

I wonder if Senator Fielding will read the report, or is he still denying that there could be a problem that needs addressing?