The House of Representatives is about to vote on Cap-and-Tax, which has been compared to the "Smoot-Hawley" bill of this age. It is astonishing that Wisconsin congressmen would seriously consider pointing a death-ray at Wisconsin manufacturing plants in the first place. It is even more astonishing that they will do it in the name of Fantasy--and a Fantasy which many other countries are now seeing as just that.
...In April, the Polish Academy of Sciences published a document challenging man-made global warming. In the Czech Republic, where President Vaclav Klaus remains a leading skeptic, today only 11% of the population believes humans play a role. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to tap Claude Allegre to lead the country's new ministry of industry and innovation. Twenty years ago Mr. Allegre was among the first to trill about man-made global warming, but the geochemist has since recanted. New Zealand last year elected a new government, which immediately suspended the country's weeks-old cap-and-trade program.
The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. -- 13 times the number who authored the U.N.'s 2007 climate summary for policymakers...
...Australian polls have shown a sharp uptick in public skepticism; the press is back to questioning scientific dogma; blogs are having a field day.
Stossel's article also mentions serious opposition in Japan and Norway.
Beyond that, neither India nor PRChina will participate. They know better, and are perfectly willing to watch the U S Congress impose a national-suicide regime on the US. Fantasy doesn't play well in China.
Word has it that "farm state" congressmen are being purchased by logrolling on ethanol, or "Corn-a-Hole", which only goes to show that the bill is NOT about 'pollution'; it is about raw power and control.
The first consideration in legislating should be "What are the facts?" The fact is that the religion of AlGore is heresy. In the case of this particular heresy, its corollaries will lead to national economic suicide.
The Fantasy should be opposed by Kagen, Petri, and Obey. Period.
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The fact is that you're an ignorant flat-earther. Of course you can find other ignorant flat-earthers who share your own counterfactual "religion." You can definitely quarrel with the specifics of the cap & trade bill - I do. The evidence for climate change itself, however, is overwhelming - reasonable people can no longer disagree. Leave your bunker sometime and drive to, say, Glacier National Park. You will notice that the liberals have arranged to melt the glaciers there in an attempt to trick right-thinking people like you into allowing them to destroy Wisconsin industry.
Nothing better than a rational "ignorant-flat-earther-counterfactual-irrational" argument, Anony.
Ummmm... the climate on Earth has always been changing. The glaciers may be melting in Glacier National Park, but the snow isn't melting in norther Manitoba and the upper Hudson Bay this year. I wonder what year we should benchmark for the ideal climate on Earth and destroy every economy and take away a multitude of freedoms to try and grasp? Kool-Aid drinkers... geesh.
Anon 9:57 - When you need to use "reasonable people can no longer disagree" as the basis of your arguement, it clearly shows that you don't trust people to look at the facts at hand and come up with the same conclusions you do, therefore demonstrating the inherent weakness of your arguement.
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