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May 29, 2008

More Warming Alarmism - The Great Lakes are expected to recede a whole bunch. (Aurvant)

It's "likely" they say.

You can tell that Summer is almost here, can't you? The driving season is going to ramp up so expect more news on "evil, destructive, oil men" and since, ya know, the seasons are changing then the recent influx of climate news shouldn't be surprising.

Climate change could further reduce scant ice cover observed in recent
winters, increasing evaporation rates and dropping water levels in the
five lakes that collectively make up 20 percent of the world's surface
fresh water.
Well, when you say it like that....
Last year, Lake Superior water levels receded to their lowest in 77
years before rebounding, and the report by the Healing Our Waters-Great
Lakes Coalition predicted global warming could lower lake levels by up
to 3 feet (1 meter) over the next century.
Whoa whoa whoa, I thought that the Gorebot said that we'd all be killed in huge torrents of floods due to the complete melting of the icecaps? Surely all that new water released upon the world would, oh, I don't know, evaporate and then RAIN down all over the place. I'm just sayin'....trying' to use common sense here.

Don't fret though, the lakes receded last year, but then rebounded so a lot of this is pretty much speculation based on information gathered from last year. Still, here comes the true crux of the matter as to why this story is being pushed kinda loudly:
The report said global warming added to the urgent need for the U.S.
Congress to act on more pieces of a $20 billion Great Lakes restoration
plan, proposed back in 2005.
It's all about the money. It's always about the money. That's right congress! spend that taxpayers money on some environmental programs that we can bleed cash in to year after year! We need more useless programs so that at least when we all go stark-raving mad from hunger or suffer hardships from huge economic collapse at least we'll have a nice fucking view.

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