July 8, 2005

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U.S. pleased with G8 climate outcome (Stephanie I. Cohen, 7/08/05, MarketWatch)

In a move seen as a victory for the Bush administration, the leaders attending the meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland, adopted a statement on climate change that acknowledged greenhouse gases are warming the Earth's surfaces, but steered clear of agreeing to any binding actions to cut emissions. [...]

British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledged Friday that he is prepared to look past Kyoto and toward new climate-change negotiations that involve the United States.

Given that they haven't even figured out the Atlantic Era is over how long before Democrats figure out we're post-Kyoto?

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 8, 2005 10:20 PM

To the left, the name Kyoto is to international treties what the name Mumia is to U.S. death row inmates. They'll give it up when you pry their cold, dead fingers off their giant protest march puppet heads...

Posted by: John at July 9, 2005 1:09 AM

But nothing on the coming Ice Age?

Posted by: Genecis at July 9, 2005 8:34 AM

Scientific illiteracy is pretty much universal in America. How many Americans seem to think that gasoline comes from pumps, and that meat comes from supermarkets?

You can probably still win votes on 'global warming' because Americans are so completely ignorant of science and history. Just look at the anti-nuclear movement and the tremendous success it has had over the years, despite the utter absence of any evidence that nuclear power is less safe than any other.

Posted by: bart at July 9, 2005 9:26 AM

Does "Chernobyl" ring any bells ?

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at July 10, 2005 10:01 AM


Chernobyl was a function of Bolshevism, not nuclearism. It does demonstrate why it was absurd to fear Soviet military power though.

Posted by: oj at July 10, 2005 10:11 AM

Virtually all of French heat and electricity is produced from nuclear power, and they have never had an accident. If they can do it, with their opera buffa quality control on anything mechanical, I think we could too.

Posted by: bart at July 10, 2005 10:57 AM

Except that we haven't.

The military had an experimental reactor melt down in the hills above LA in the 50s.

I don't doubt that commercial nuclear power is fairly safe; however, it's clearly more dangerous than a coal-fired plant.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at July 10, 2005 6:34 PM