The public believes the effects of global warming on the climate are not as bad as politicians and scientists claim, a poll has suggested.
By the way, is "scepticism" a British way of spelling "skepticism", or did the BBC make a major spelling error in its headline? (If it's a mistake, I wonder how long it will take them to correct it.)
Anyway, back to my favorite line:
The survey suggested that terrorism, graffiti, crime and dog mess were all of more concern than climate change.
I don't know; so much of the hoopla about climate change is dog mess.
Update: Oh no, the polar bears are going to die of thirst!
(Reuters) - Ancient ponds in the Arctic are drying up during the polar summer as warmer temperatures evaporate shallow bodies of water, Canadian researchers said on Monday.
Douglas said a study of the fossilized sediments in these pools of water -- which are less than 6.6 feet deep -- showed climate changes beginning as long as 150 years ago.
Did they have SUV's 150 years ago? I thought not.
Update #2: Read this about the upcoming Live Earth concert in Hamburg. The comments are as entertaining as the post is!