Local environmental blogger Tom Elko provies a detailed summary of the session at the capitol, which includes these sobering words from Dr. David Tilman, Regents’ Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota.
Stating that multiple approaches will be needed, Tillman declared that “in Minnesota, renewable energy and carbon sequestration is the most we can do right now.” His final words to the legislature were direct and to the point: “delay is unwise, and unethical.”
Elko also has a link to the session so readers can watch the video themselves.
Local conservative bloggers, however, find the scientific evidence unpersuasive.
"Why are people such sheep? So desperately wanting to believe in "Global Warming." Anybody ever heard of nature?" asks an Anti-Strib contributor. "Warm is good. People are healthier, crops grow, not to mention the fact that the babes are more scantilly[sic] dressed!"
David Strom finds himself unmoved, as well. After all, there are famous folk involved.
Now I KNOW global warming is a problem!
Leonardo Di Caprio, Orlando Bloom, KT Tunstall, Pink, The Killers, Razorlight and Josh Hartnett tell me so!
They even know exactly what to do! And that we have only 10 years to save the planet!
Gosh! I was skeptical when the IPCC was pushing this crap, but now that celebrities have created www.global-cool.com I recant my skepticism. How silly I was!
As Emily Litella says, never mind!
And back at Anti-Strib, another contributor scoffs at scientific consensus.
They could only get THREE scientists? If this is SUCH a BIG DEAL why did not more show up?
No word on whether four scientists would appease him or not.