October 14, 2007 at 3:56 pm | Posted in Carbon caps, cei, Climate change, Energy rationing, Fame, Gore, IPCC, Libertarians, Nobel, Policies, Skeptics | 4 Comments

Some skeptics, such as Myron Ebell, who directs energy and global warming policy at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, said they now fear that Gore’s heightened fame would lead to a carbon cap that they and many Bush administration officials oppose. “Clearly, the momentum in this country is for mandatory energy rationing policies,” Ebell said.

Clearly, that is why some skeptics are annoyed that the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Gore and the IPCC.
From Despite Big Honor for Gore, Climate Not Top Issue in U.S.

By Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, October 13, 2007; Page A09



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  1. Clearly, this is a good thing.

  2. Yes. And, clearly the latest emergencies are a bad thing:

    10/20/2007 Georgia Governor Perdue Declares Emergency due to Drought; Requests Presidential Intervention

    10/22/2007 – Gov. Schwarzenegger Requests President to Declare a State of Emergency for California Due to Southern California Wildfires

    Of course, nobody can say that these conditions are due to climate change. They are just part of an overall pattern. However these trends are not simply documented in an academic paper laid to rest in a scientific society’s inner archives: they are affecting the lives of real people, with tragic consequences. Predictions indicate we can expect more of the same: more droughts, more wildfires, more ferocious conditions, and more often.

    Clearly, someone needs to be held to account for the degree of ignorance, incompetence and hubris that has undoubtedly enabled these situations.

  3. P.S. I just read Bush is telling us a missile shield is urgent—in Europe! Which planet is he living on these days?

  4. He wants to deploy the missile shield in the Czech republic, and to assuage the feelings of the Russians is inclined to invite Russian troops to share the management of the facility, according to a report on NPR.

    I am sure the Czechs will be more than eager to welcome Russian troops into their country.

    It definitely seems the Bush people are living on some alternative planet sometimes.

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