Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Global Warming May Spawn More Super-Storms: "Sharp reductions of emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide on the order of 70 percent are urgently needed to minimize the impacts, Gelbspan said. But despite the recent destructive series of hurricanes and tornadoes, global warming is off the radar screen of the U.S. presidential election campaign, he said. Gelbspan is not surprised at this, given the power and influence of the fossil fuel lobby in Washington, which he outlines in great detail in his book. 'America's oil and coal industries receive more than 20 billion dollars a year in subsidies,' he said. 'Imagine what could be done if that money was invested in green energy.'"

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