Women hit by climate change head to Capitol HillWarming causes freezing. And this nitwit is allowed to set foot in the hallowed halls of Congress. My God.
(Reuters) - Women hit hard by the effects of climate change -- drought, floods, sea level rise and crop failure -- gathered on Monday to plan a Capitol Hill push for U.S. legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate "witnesses" from the United States, Peru, Senegal, Uganda and other countries aim to tell their stories to members of Congress on Tuesday in a lobbying effort timed to follow Monday's International Women's Day.
Beyond trying to cap climate-warming carbon dioxide emissions, the women said they want to make the strong link between poverty and climate change, and to stress that poor women suffer disproportionately as a result, so adapting to climate change is key.
"Nature is disrupted," Marisa Marcavillaca of Peru said through a translator. "It rains when it shouldn't rain. We have freezing temperatures when we shouldn't have freezing temperatures. Because our yields are down, it is difficult to feed our children." [link]
It should be noted - again - that global temperatures over the last several decades have risen - as best anyone can tell - and if the reported measurements are to be trusted - 0.2° to 0.5° F. That's not enough variation from the norm to even be detected if you were to enter one room from another, much less cause all the destruction these fools believe has resulted from a warming planet.
But weather happened. No getting around that. The reason? Well, that's why we call it weather, I think.
Update 03.11.10: A kind commenter makes mention of an error in this post. The miniscule change in the earth's temperature - 0.2° to 0.5° - is actually a Celsius measurement and not Fahrenheit. Consider this a correction.