Environment

What May or May Not Be Discussed in Half an Hour

Better PlanetBy Benjamin NugentSep 27, 2008 12:37 AM

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We like to avoid the gloom and doom around here, but this has to be said. The first presidential debate, about to get underway at Ole Miss as I write, will hopefully contain some kind of casual, glancing reference to the climate-change pollution stat that came out today.

Basically, the chemicals that contribute to global warming when released into Earth's atmosphere got released 3% more this year than last year, making the direst predictions of 2007 look optimistic. But why get angry yet? Maybe one of the candidates will say something fittingly urgent in tone. Maybe Jim Lehrer will bring it up. Or I'll have the excuse to start smoking again that I've been looking for.

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