When Are We Going To Take Global Warming Seriously?
More bad news on global warming, which we know can cause dams to break and which VP Al Gore told me was really, really bad.
Now, it has caused large hurricanes to become even larger, just like with Katrina.
Jupiter is growing a new red spot and the Hubble Space Telescope is photographing the scene. Backyard astronomers have been following the action, too.
"Red Spot Jr." as it is being called, formed after three white oval-shaped storms—two of which were at least 90 years old—merged between 1998 and 2000.
In other words, these storms are older than we can even measure through modern technology.
Little is known about how storms form on the giant planet. They are often described as behaving similar to hurricanes on Earth. Some astronomers believe that the spots dredge up material deep below Jupiter's clouds and lift it to where the Sun's ultraviolet light chemically alters it to give it a red hue.
The latest images could provide evidence that Jupiter is in the midst of a global change that can modify temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit on different parts of the globe.
Although the scientists can't explain how or why this is happening, it is the conscesus of the scientific community that this is caused by man made global warming.
Since we know that polution from the United States is what causes climate change, such as the Great Ice Age on Earth more than a million years ago, Hurricane Katrina, and the War/Quagmire In Iraq, it is no surprise that our conduct and refusal to sign Kyoto is responsible for this tragedy on Jupiter.
I only hope that President Bush will do his job and get all the poor Jupiturians of color evacuated in time.