Wednesday, January 02, 2008

As much as I loathe the muck-raking politicization of climate change, I have no qualms whatsoever linking to this piece.

Top 10 global warming stories of 2007

Thanks to the misleadership of our President, the world took no action at Bali to reduce emissions, we had a sham international "climate summit," the country continues to take no national action on greenhouse gas emissions, Congress was forced to drop almost all non-oil-related provisions to cut GHGs from the energy bill, the EPA blocked California and other major states from regulating tailpipe GHGs on their own, the Administration keeps muzzling climate scientists, and it keeps misallocating scarce clean tech dollars to hydrogen fuel cell vehicle research at the expense of real and timely solutions like energy efficiency and renewables -- and that's just the stuff we know about for sure!

Thanks to Cheney Bush and his henchmen (and henchwomen), the nation and the world have lost another crucial year -- and are almost certain to lose another one next year -- when, in fact, "What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future." Our person of the year, who mistakes inflexibility for leadership, and consistency for wisdom, has also made the story of the year: President George W. Bush doesn't just fiddle while the planet burns, he actively fans the flames and thwarts the fire-fighters.

1 comment:

Tony F. said...

Let's look on the bright side. If we are well and truly fucked by these people, and they do initiate Global Extinction by destroying the Earth's ability to cool itself, then that's license for us to track them down, torture them, and execute them. The guilt felt afterwards will be minimal.