Thursday, November 16, 2006

Clearer heads will prevail? OMG!!!1!!

This is one of the sanest things I've seen from the business community.
Hank Cox of the National Association of Manufacturers said his group "will certainly have our door open," although he said Boxer "does represent a tougher stand on environmental issues than we've had in the past, and we can potentially see where there's going to be more vigorous debate."

"If you're going to make these assumptions about what is causing global warming, the whole world needs to participate together," Cox said. "The Chinese are opening a new coal-fired power plant every week, and within a few years they will pass us in terms of carbon-dioxide emissions. For the U.S. to impose severe, expensive economic restraints on our own economy, while the Chinese ignore it, would not have any appreciable impact on total global emissions.

Of course he's right. Everyone has to jump on this train, but the US is the engineer. I think the UN is the conductor. If the US doesn't do anything about global warming, the other's contributions will be negated.

This is a great site for info on global warming and they state this:
The inter-agency report was sent to the United Nations. It includes the forecast that total greenhouse emissions by the United States will increase 43 percent between 2000 and 2020. The United States is the largest contributor to global warming. [emphasis mine]

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