Friday, February 02, 2007

Climate change push is on

Instapundit says it nicely:

THE BIG GLOBAL WARMING PUSH IS UNDERWAY: I won't take it seriously until they ban private jets and stretch limos.

No, seriously. A Gulfstream III releases 10,000 pounds of carbon dioxide an hour. How can we demand "sacrifice" from ordinary Americans when our leaders -- including those who call for the sacrifice -- are flying in jets like this? If commercial first-class isn't good enough, they should stay home.

I'll add to that in saying I won't take it seriously until they are calling for all coal-fired plants to be converted to nuclear.

3 comments:

Robert McClelland said...

I won't take it seriously until they are calling for all coal-fired plants to be converted to nuclear.

And exactly where, Mr. Fighting for Taxpayers, is the $15 billion per plant going to come from?

David MacLean said...

Well, I was being facetious. But, for sake of argument, I would presume the money would come from the same source as the billions that would be transferred to Eastern Europe for emissions credits.

To spell it out for you, Robert, the politicians don't believe it's a "crisis," else the nuclear plants would be on drawing boards across the country -- despite the costs.

It's an imminent global catastrophe, after all. How much would a catastrophe cost...etc, and so forth.

Tanis Fiss said...

In the words of the editors at the National Review,

"Climate change is real — the world is warming modestly, and this fact should be taken seriously. But the continuing panic of Gore & Co. in the face of growing evidence that previous predictions were exaggerated and politicized should bolster the position of those who advocate sensible climate policy. Such policy would emphasize development of new energy technologies, and eschew the starvation diet of the Kyoto Protocol."

To read the entire piece,
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MGMyZWY4NjMxOWUyNDExMTMwMTUxYzNjMjE4N2ZmNjg=

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