Friday, June 01, 2007

This Week In Environmental News- The STFU Edition

So wait. If, as Michael Griffen asserts, global warming is no big deal and "I guess I would ask which human beings -- where and when -- are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now, is the best climate for all other human beings," does that mean he's not interested in the "save the earth by working less" campaign? Ummmmm, why not? Do you not get the part where we would work only 32 hours? That leaves a hefty 136 hours at the beach. Or diffracting neutrons or smashing space shuttles or whatever those crazy kids over at NASA are doing these days. Sometimes, Michael Griffen, we have to make sacrifices for the greater good of humanity. Working less than I do now would be horribly, horribly difficult for me, but I would be willing to make that sacrifice in the name of our dear Mother Earth.

And while we're on the subject, yesterday, Mr. Pressy-dent decided he was gonna be the International Leader of Heehaw and Global Warming. "
So my proposal is this: By the end of next year, America and other nations will set a long-term global goal for reducing greenhouse gases" Which is awesome, except that we already tried doing that with a little thing called the Kyoto Protocol, which everyone except Bushiecomelately signed. I guess the major difference between now and then is that we have realized since then how much of a role poor people are playing in global warming.

The White House also expressed opposition to energy efficiency targets advocated by the EU, arguing that a standard applicable in one country does not fit another."

"To develop this goal, the United States will convene a series of meetings of nations that produce the most greenhouse gases, including nations with rapidly growing economies like India and China."

It's like being Godzilla and asking Domokun why he's smooshing all those cities.


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