Blair and Chirac speak against global warming

British Prime Minister Tony Blair and French President Jacques Chirac urged political and economic leaders Wednesday to take drastic action against poverty and global warming as the World Economic Forum began its annual meeting here.

And where were Dubya and the neocons?

In contrast to the major initiatives and strong turnout by European leaders, there were notably fewer high-level U.S. officials present than in previous years.

The US, under Dubya, stands alone (and ignorant) in its refusal to believe global warming is happening.*Every* other industrialized nation is actively working to stop global warming.

Global warming shrinking Everest

News reports from China yesterday said there was official concern that the top of the world’s tallest mountain is getting lower ­ and melting glaciers caused by global warming may be to blame.

Nepalese Sherpas who often climb the peak have reported seeing widespread evidence of snowlines receding. And in 2002, a team of climbers sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme found signs that the landscape of Mount Everest had changed significantly since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first conquered the peak in 1953.