Tuesday, October 12, 2004

I Hope You Like Greenhouses

As Mother Nature may have decided to give us the fruits of our decades-long polluting binge. The carbon dioxide levels have been double the usual levels for two years in a row:

The average rise in CO2 levels has been about 1.6 parts per million by volume in recent decades, although there have been several peaks associated with El Nino – a disruptive weather pattern in the tropical Pacific.

However, in the last two years the level has risen by 2.08ppm and 2.54ppm and neither were El Nino years.

Let's hope that this is not the beginning of a new trend. Let's hope that Bush is voted out of office before it's too late and Mother Earth decides to give the cockroaches another look.