Thursday, June 05, 2008
Excuses, ExcusesDaniel J Weiss lists "Ten Industry Arguments Against Action on Global Warming ... and Why They Are Wrong" at the website of the Center for American Progress.
Here's one argument, and rebuttal:
5. The Climate Security Act will wreck the economy.For nine more weak excuses, check out the full article.
Brad Plumer, at The New Republic's excellent Environment and Energy blog, says the Democrats are flubbing the climate change debate. Looks like there are not enough votes to close out a filibuster, let alone overturn a veto. Brad has concluded that the bill doesn't go far enough - too many compromises to reduce the cost - but his main complaint seems to be the disarray among Democrats - and that the bill is looking like a potential political disaster.
Are we really going to wait another year to deal with this threat?
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