The warmest year worldwide in human history

... That Would Be 2009

Woe is us. The predictions keep getting worse, while the denialists keep getting louder. Something completely human about that, no? In case you missed the latest blast from the future from the National Academy of Sciences, here is the L.A. Times piece on it (from a month ago - thanks, Digg, for reviving it).

Always check your sources, boys and girls. Know what the N.A.S. is?

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. The NAS was signed into being by President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1863, at the height of the Civil War.

Do you believe the NAS or the latest Climate Denialist/Birther/Creationist whackjob? Up to you, of course.

In short, the big, Congressional-mandated study by all those distinguished scholars says things are URGENT, we should get on the stick and cut carbon pollution big time, and that bad stuff is a-coming and we should get ready for it. If you are a sci-freak, read the whole thang here.

So use your constituent muscle and arm wrestle your Congresspersons into a strong, climate-protecting energy bill.

pix credit: L.A. Times/ Slim Allagui / AFP/Getty Images


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