Anti-Warming Lobbying Heats Up

In Alaska, Mayor Edith Vorderstrasse told federal officials, "Our weather pattern is really different. It's not consistent like it used to be." The General Accounting Office found that 184 of 213 Native Alaskan villages face flooding and erosion problems, in what may be the first major sign of U.S. climate change. In London, the British government is hosting a week-long visit by U.S. Representative Wayne Gilchrest and eight Congressional staffers, "to discuss [climate change] in an intimate setting with British policy makers, scientists and business leaders," according to The Hill. British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw earlier told a U.S. audience, "It is critically important that we address the issue of climate change now, and together."