WaPo reports US carbon dioxide emissions down last year.
Find a way to Blame Bush!
"This is more proof that this President just doesn't get it when it comes to combating climate change," Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) said in a statement yesterday. "The house is on fire, and he's trying to douse the flames with a watering can. The science tells us that we need to reduce our emissions by 60-80% by 2050 in order to avoid catastrophic damage."
For a while there, I thought we were going to actually get through an entire WaPo article without getting some political posturing by a Dem/Lefty/"Progressive", or a member of the High Church of the True Believers.
Hat tip to Jay Reding, whose conclusion is on target:
"Michael Chrichton had it right — the environmentalist movement operates from religious rather than scientific principles — which is why it’s important that policymakers stop encouraging the indulgences of carbon credits and the ritual shunning of nuclear power and concentrate on what works. That may not be what the environmentalist movement wants, but we all need a cleaner environment and a more efficient economy, and to get there we need to balance the needs of both."