James Pethokoukis

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This is what Pelosi should have said about cap-and-trade …

June 30, 2009

This is much punchier than “jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs.” James Lovelock (via the Climate Progress blog):

If we can keep civilization alive through this century perhaps there is a chance that our descendants will one day serve Gaia and assist her in the fine-tuned self-regulation of the climate and composition of our planet. We have enjoyed 12,000 years of climate peace since the last shift from a glacial age to an interglacial one. Before long, we may face planet-wide devastation worse even than unrestricted nuclear war between superpowers. The climate war could kill nearly all of us and leave the few survivors living a Stone Age existence.

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Are you serious about this Gaia thing? Surely you jest! If the US government is going to adopt California standards we are in big trouble. Does that mean the US will go broke and not be able to pay bills like California. My biggest fear of the election that we would put a far left California style government into control of our government. It failed in California. Why should we do the samething to the rest of the nation?

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