Monday, April 21, 2008
On Track To Meet The GoalMany have commented on Bush's recent "global warming: speech, but Gail Collins has an extremely amusing (given the subject matter) column in today's NYT, to help those of us who, like her, have "always had trouble getting their head around goals that involve reducing the rate at which something is growing." The issue she's examining for us today is slowing the growth of greenhouse gas emissions, as understood and expressed last week by Our President in his first ever approach to doing something about it. Collins uses the following educational model to make it easy for us:
To appreciate the administration’s efforts on the, um, issue, let’s try to imagine it in terms other than greenhouse gas emissions. (As the president noted: “Climate change involves complicated science.”)You can perhaps imagine where she takes it from there, hint, at the end of the column our theoretical Bush weighs 486 lbs. Read entire column here: The Fat Bush Theory.
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