Global warning: Climate change as a real weapon of mass destruction
April 5, 2004
"The impacts of global warming are such that I have no hesitation in describing it as a 'weapon of mass destruction.'"
— Sir John Horton, co-chair of the Scientific Assessment Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in the Guardian, July 28, 2003
Global warming is back in the headlines — and you know it must be big if news about the environment is making the front page, especially in this era of the perpetual 'Orange Alert' and omnipresent terrorist threats. And the reports about climate change are coming out of United States government sources, making the Bush administration's rejection of the Kyoto accord and all-around cavalier attitude on the issue all the more untenable and embarrassing.