Monday, March 1, 2010

Morning Newsdome: It's cold outside but global warming still exists

Posted By on Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 5:37 PM

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>> With this winter being one of the snowiest, Republicans have attacked Al Gore and global warming with Fox News dubbing the "scandal" as Climate-gate. But Gore wrote a New York Times op-ed piece yesterday saying that warmer temperatures increase the ocean's evaporation, creating heavier downfalls. Still, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe (they're big into science over there, right?) who happens to be the Republican leader of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee issued a request for Gore to come testify on the "science fiction" ... err global warming. (FOXNews)

>> Kentucky Republican Sen. Jim Bunning blocked legislation this weekend extending federal highway and transit programs, leaving 2,000 federal workers without pay. Bunning objected to the measure, saying it would add to the deficit, but now about 400,000 Americans are out unemployment benefits, part of the larger package.  (AP)

>> The Supreme Court announced today it will not decide on an appeal whether Chinese Muslim detainees held at Guantanamo Bay will be released into the U.S. now that another country is willing to accept them. Now is it in our best interest to send those detainees to these open-armed countries? (Reuters)

>> This weekend's massive earthquake in Chile was a record 8.8 magnitude and has so far left 708 people dead. Aftershocks continued to hit the country today and there are complaints the government is reportedly slow to action. Other tragic news making the rounds on the web today: A mysterious glitch yesterday rendered many PlayStation 3 units completely unable to connect to the network. Good to know us Internet folk have our priorities straight. (the Wall Street Journal, PC World)

>> And finally: Nearly 100 modern military tanks were found abandoned on the side of the road in rural Russia on Saturday, with the Russian government saying they will probe how the tanks got there. The military has said they only require half of the 20,000 tanks the country currently has and is trying to streamline the country's massive military. You can hide about anything in Russia. (Reuters)

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