Sunday, April 22, 2007

A Good Earth Day to You

Up to the Nubble, a lovely sunrise. The Sox take the first two from the Yankees and temperatures will be close to 70 today for Dice-K's start.

As the Detroit Free Press reports, most of us now believe climate change is real and it's finally cool to be green:

A USA Today/ Gallup Poll last month found that more Americans than ever before - 60 percent, up from 48 percent a decade ago - believe global warming is already changing the world's climate. A slightly larger percentage of Americans think it will cause major or extreme changes in climate and weather over the next 50 years.

There are still skeptics - led by conservative talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh - but their numbers and power are dwindling.

Even ExxonMobil, an oil company that was funding global warming skeptics who create the impression that the science on climate change is iffy, has stopped funneling money to skeptics and says it's time to take action, said Andy Hoffman, a University of Michigan business school professor who studies business reaction to environmental issues.

He calls this the "third wave" of the environmental movement, following waves around 1970 and 1990.

Enjoy your day and be green.

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