The 800 Pound Gorilla?

gorilla imagesA study by Britain's Met Office Hadley Center, similar to a U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report last week, said climate changes are now outpacing worst-case scenarios forecast as recently as 2007. Global temperatures may be 4 degrees Celsius hotter by the mid-2050s if current greenhouse gas emissions trends continue, said the study published on Monday.  Meanwhile, the oil and coal industries are throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at lobbying congress and campaign contributions, and ramping up huge and expensive television advertising campaigns, which both influence public opinion and also influence the big networks not to do any investigative journalism about the behind-the-scenes influence of these dirty carbon industries on both Congress and the Media.

In strange news....HeyHe's really hairy and huge, his table manners are off the wall, but he'd like to be your friend on Facebook. His name is Muhozi and he's an endangered Ugandan mountain gorilla, who's appearing online as part of a fundraising program for the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to help save the species.


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