terça-feira, janeiro 13, 2004

O aquecimento poderá ser global, mas não nos afeta!

Alberto João Jardim, segundo o Público, "manifestou um 'profundo desprezo' pelas campanhas que diz ocorrerem desde há cerca de 20 anos contra a Região Autónoma da Madeira, sobre as quais considera que 'não aquecem, nem arrefecem'".

"In North America the black bear was seen by [Samuel] Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. Even in so extreme a case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale."
Darwin, Charles; "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" (On the origin and transitions of organic beings with peculiar habits and structure)