Friday, January 09, 2004

No Wonder Bush Wants To Colonize the Moon and Mars.....

Of all the carnage, domestic and foreign, that the Shrub Administration has brought upon this planet, nothing bothers my wife more than his assaults on the environment. "Almost everything else can be undone, but a lot of his environmental destruction is forever."

And, as usual, it seems that she's right.
Climate change over the next 50 years is expected to drive a quarter of land animals and plants into extinction, according to the first comprehensive study into the effect of higher temperatures on the natural world.

The sheer scale of the disaster facing the planet shocked those involved in the research. They estimate that more than 1 million species will be lost by 2050.
It's all too depressing. Read it anyway.

All this makes me think that Knoxville News Sentinel columnist Don Williams is right in thinking that Bush is running for election on a platform of world destruction. He asks the President a few "impolite questions," including this one:
Does some fundamental religious belief - say, that the end of the world is coming soon - influence your policies on the environment and on nuclear weapons? If not, how do you explain policies that seem designed to destroy the planet? Seriously, if you had run on a platform of destroying the Earth, I don't think your policies would be much different.
Read the rest. Or ask your own.