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Hyperbole

Sure I’m concerned over Bush’s last stand against the environment, but this piece from the Environmental News Network is, simply well… you decide:

In a few hundred thousand years, after all weather
effects of 21st century climate change have disappeared from the earth’s surface, after our quietly smoldering nuclear waste has been extinguished, two destructive impacts traceable to George Bush’s policies will yet remain.

The first is extinctions. Species that have died out, including the subset resulting from Bush’s environmental policies, will forever deprive our evolving biosphere of their contribution.

The second is genetically modified organisms (GMOs) — animals, plants, bacteria, and viruses, who’s DNA have been mixed and mangled by insertions from foreign species. Once released into the ecosystem, by intention or accident, the genetic pollution self-propagates.

Comments

  1. #1 vanderleun
    December 29, 2008

    BDS among the greens is nothing new, but it is sure getting old.

    They discredit environmentalism at every turn. I hope that their funding is the first to dry up in the coming global heat…. due right after the thaw.

  2. #2 Philip H.
    December 29, 2008

    Um, how do they propose that nuclear waste, with half-lives in the 1000’s of years, will be extinguished?

  3. #3 tuatara
    December 29, 2008

    GMOs are more dangerous than nuclear winter?

  4. #4 Ashutosh
    December 29, 2008

    More hyperbolic was Karl Rove’s article in the WSJ which stated that Bush has read 186 books in the last three years (and no, they apparently don’t include My Pet Goat)

  5. #5 Inoculated Mind
    December 29, 2008

    One of the interesting contradictions in the anti-GE arguments is that they claim that GE crops do worse than conventional crops in terms of yield and other traits. But at the same time, GE crops will spread around the world and out-compete their conventional counterparts. I’ve never heard of a poor-performing organism having a competitive advantage in a population before…

    Thanks for the link to that article, one thing I have noticed is that none of the articles discussing the proposed changes actually discuss what those changes will be – but they certainly have dire predictions ready in-hand.

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