Monday, October 30, 2006

Britain Is Serious About Global Warming, The U.S. Is Not

Despite George Bush's state of denial about global warming other countries are taking it very seriously, Britain for example is taking action here and here as you can read for yourself.

“The evidence shows that ignoring climate change will eventually damage economic growth,” said Stern’s 700-page report.

“Our actions over the coming decades could create risks of major disruption to economic and social activity, later in this century and in the next, on a scale similar to those associated with the great wars and the economic depression of the first half of the 20th century,” Stern added.

Blair said the report had “done a crucial job. It has demolished the last remaining argument for inaction in the face of climate change.”

But it did not turn skeptics into allies. “The report’s estimates for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are laughably rosy, while the assumptions about the impacts of global warming are ridiculously overblown,” Myron Ebell, who studies global warming for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said in a statement. “The Stern Review may look professionally done, but it doesn't pass the laugh test.”

I don't know about you but I don't take much stock in someone who works for the Competitive Enterpise Institute (advancing liberty-from the economy to ecology!) and the term he used "doesn't pass the laugh test" is quite appropriate for describing his group and it's stance on global warming.

There is no evidence you can present that would make them ever admit global warming is happening.

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