Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thomas Friedman: It's worse than Gore said

Science paints gloomier picture than ex-vice president did, columnist says

By Seth Slabaugh

Thomas FriedmanMUNCIE, Ind. -- Global warming is one of the top five problems facing humankind, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman told Ball State University students Wednesday.

"It's more accurate to call global warming 'weather weirdness,' " said Friedman, a best-selling author and three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "The hots get hotter, the droughts get longer, the colds get colder, the wets get wetter, and the most violent storms become more numerous."

"That's what actually happens with climate change," he said.

The main floor of Emens Auditorium was nearly full as Friedman promoted his best-seller "Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How It Can Renew America." …

Author: It's worse than Gore said

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