The picture above is actually from Asheville, NC. But you get the point. Georgians north of the Rome-Athens line woke up to a winter mix of ice and snow. Here, just a little south of that in Gwinnett County, we have a little bit of ice. Today just might be my designated day for some hot tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. :-)
From ice in Georgia to another report saying that global warming is "very likely" due to "human activity." Someone might want to make Georgia US Senator Saxby Chambliss aware of this. Although, I have a feeling he already knows this and just hasn't found this stance to be politically expedient.
Don't look for anything positive on this from certain Christian evangelicals either. Quite a few of them have taken the "dominion of the Earth" thing to the point that humans should be encouraged to rape and pillage Mother Earth. After all, for them, it's all about making life hell on earth for us heathens as they await a new earthly kingdom. Oh yeah, and homophobe Sen. James Inhofe (OK) might still be the biggest fundamentalist dunce in the US Senate.
In somewhat related news, MSNBC says that Exxon "posts record annual profit." Of course, it shouldn't be forgotten that in 2005 and 2006 many Americans suffered heavily at the gas pumps.
Al Gore has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian Parliament member, Boerge Brende, says, ''Al Gore, like no other, has put climate change on the agenda. Gore uses his position to get politicians to understand, while Sheila works from the ground up."
There is still a push from some progressive groups to talk Al Gore into running for president in 2008. But, in his New York Times blog, Bruce Barlett says to look out for the "future President Clinton."
Last, but certainly not least, the irrepressible Molly Ivins has passed. She was a Texan that tried to warn us about "Dubya." That makes two strong Texas women (Gov. Ann Richards) that have died in the last few months. That's not just a loss for Texas, but a loss for us all.