Sunday, January 28, 2007


& about time.
MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Jim Doyle plans to appoint a global warming task force and create an energy independence office to coordinate an effort to dramatically expand the state's use of renewable energy by 2025.

& an almost immediate UPDATE: News from the Winter Carnival in MN.
(WCCO) St. Paul During Day Two of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, a home-grown Minnesotan and world-renown Arctic explorer used the "coolest celebration on earth" to raise awareness of global warming.

Will Steger and a self-proclaimed team of explorers/educators plan to embark on a four-month, 1,200-mile dogsled expedition of Baffin Island in the northern most Canadian territory of Nunavut.

During Saturday's appearance at the carnival, he stressed the need to increase awareness of global warming -- it's real and it's happening.

"I never thought in my lifetime I would see these great changes in the Arctic," he said -- commenting on rising temperatures at the polar ice cap, rising sea levels and changes in migratory patterns among indigenous animals. "I really have to show these changes in the arctic to everyday people to show this is real."

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