Re: [asa] Live - Bore on Climate Change

From: Janice Matchett <janmatch@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri Mar 23 2007 - 10:58:20 EDT

At 11:41 AM 3/22/2007, PvM wrote:
>..It's good to see that not only the public has
>been warming up to global warming but that also
>the congress is finally willing to face up to this real
>problem. .."

@ You reeally ARE _that_ naive, aren't you. :)

[1] "...Based on...Gore’s warning that we have
about 10 years to address global warming before
“it’s too late,” ...you might think a global warming bill is imminent.

But .... Boxer [D-CA] doesn’t want legislation
this year, preferring instead to have global
warming as a campaign issue in
2008. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,260485,00.html

[2] "...Global warming is now big business.
Thousands of individuals and even some Fortune
100 companies stand to make tens of billions of dollars.

I was on the floor opposing the ’93 Clinton-Gore
tax increase of $32 billion, but the cost of
Kyoto and other CO2 reduction schemes are
estimated to be over $300 billion, ten times the
cost of your ’93 tax increase. And who’s paying
for it? Those on fixed incomes and the poor, who
as a percent of their monthly budget spend five
times more on energy than the average household.

Largest tax increase in history – 10 times
Clinton-Gore of ’93 and the poor pay for it… and
the science isn’t there. We just can’t do that
to America, Mr. VicePresident… and we’re not
gonna." ~ James Inhofe Opening Statement
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressRoom.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=75d0b214-802a-23ad-49d8-42ef79986e5e

~ Janice
...http://farm1.static.flickr.com/171/404874081_2a007c1f9f.jpg
" ... Get ready to hear a lot about
carbon-neutral living in the days and months
ahead. It's the new euphemism for
Escalade-driving environmentalists who "purchase"
carbon credits to assuage any guilt about their
private jets and 20,000 square foot summer homes.

In fact there is a $100 million dollar bull
market in such credits and it’s growing, with
for-profit companies such as TerraPass, selling
credits that give wealthy Americans a "pass" when
it comes to actually cutting down on their own
carbon consumption. The idea is so hot that
several business schools have begun programs in environmental finance.

How do these carbon offsets actually work? Well,
like a charm if you're in the business of buying
your way out of looking like a hypocrite. And, if
you're actually sincere about protecting the
environment well, the jury's out on that one.

In theory ..." Continue reading reality
here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,260431,00.html

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