Their globally warmed heart have melted down.
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It also explains the dejected Congressmen who had hoped for a carbon trading market of their making, in which they’d decide which industries get the pollution permits to sell and trade. It held so much promise for favors and donor potential. Now, poof!
As for the downcast countenances on alarmists like McKibben and Kevin Knobloch (“My sense is we did fail”), president of the Union of Scientists Concerned About Their Grant Funding, the sadness that they lost cap-and-trade — even though they have EPA regulation in hand — means they really don’t care about the global thermostat. It’s all about money, and raising more of it for their multi-million-dollar nonprofits. They sold their wealthy donors on a legislative goal of cap-and-trade, and fell short.
“There was an expectation in the environmental community that [political] leadership would deliver a certain amount of votes,” said EDF spokesman Tony Kreindler. “But there never was a clear understanding of how those two efforts would work together.”
Meanwhile, McKibben is issuing new strategies for a different Eaarth: “The task at hand is keeping the planet from melting. We need everyone — beginning with the president — to start explaining that basic fact at every turn.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?