March 21, 2007

Alaskan Natives urge action

Congress to feel heat from north

CLIMATE CHANGE: Natives from Alaska will join a rally in Washington today.Blaming a hotter planet for endangering their lives and culture, more than 125 Alaska Native organizations have signed a resolution urging Congress to take stronger action to combat global warming.

Several village leaders plan to give the resolution, which asks for a mandatory cap on greenhouse gas emissions, to members of Congress on Wednesday.

"We want to make the point that our community needs drastic changes in order for us to survive far into the future," said Tony Weyiouanna of Shishmaref, a Northwest Alaska village threatened by coastal erosion.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Unfortunately, since global warming is an all too genuine reality, the Alaskan Natives (and the current Norse and Siberian natives) will have to move south to escape the melting of The Ice Palace. But not to fret, as the end of the last Ice Age produced the Caucasian race, who once had occupied the fringes of the open Arctic Ocean and had to flee south when the freeze ended. They conquered the world, and now we just may see the Inuit and the Chukchi and Nenet and Saami and Yupik CONQUERING THE WORLD!! writerfella believes that Al Gore hasn't thought of that one yet, either!
All Best
Russ Bates