As usual, your editorial has that oh-so-unskillful progressive slant. The first paragraph tells the whole story. "Is this creature something we can live with and improve over time, as was the case with healthcare reform? Or is the result so hopelessly compromised that it ought never to see the light of day?" might have been better phrased as, "Is this creature something we can live with and improve over time? Or is the result so hopelessly compromised that it ought never to see the light of day, as was the case with healthcare reform?"
Congress doesn't need to pass climate change legislation. Congress needs to go home! They've done enough harm for one year--hell, for one generation! I swear, you progressives won't be happy until every facet of your lives is in the control of a global government.
Do you think a system for dealing carbon credits is going to improve our environment? It will be interesting to see the editorials in The Nation when a Prague-based bureaucracy is dictating how many hours a day you can keep your lights on.
Coal is here for the long haul, like it or not. It may not be the cleanest fuel, but it's sure the most plentiful, and we need it if we're not going to begin rationing energy. (Wow! That sounds strangely progressive!) Learn to live with a tiny bit more CO2 in your life.
I would guess that what’s belching out of that volcano in Iceland this week is more CO2 than all of our coal fired plants will be emitting for the next 1,000 years.
Apr 19 2010 - 8:24am