Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dear Member of Congress: Why You Should Vote Against Waxman-Markey - Jim Manzi - The Corner on National Review Online
Without regard to party or ideology, I believe that the evidence is clear that this law would be contrary to the public interest. Here is why, in a nutshell...
5. In short, Waxman-Markey would impose costs at least ten times as large as its benefits, would not reduce the deficit, and doesn’t even really cap emissions.
El Nino appears to be developing rapidly - Sciencedude -
It is unusual for an El Nino to develop this early and rapidly in the summer, but it has happened before: in 1972, 1982, 1997 and 2004.
Todd Stern rejects calls for 40% cut in US emissions | Environment |
"In our judgment [this kind of cut is] not necessary and not feasible given where we are starting from," he said. "So it is not on the cards."
Waxman-Markey – Last Minute Changes Don’t Lower The Price Tag » The Foundry
The Waxman-Markey global warming bill – already the most convoluted attempt at economic central planning this nation has ever seriously considered – just got a lot more complicated with hundreds of pages of last-minute changes. Though it would take weeks for members of Congress to figure out exactly what this now-1,200 page bill does, it is scheduled for a rush vote by the end of the week. But one thing is certain – it still is a massive energy tax that would severely hurt the American people and the American economy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"...costs at least ten times as large as its benefits..."

How much is the "temperature benefit" of being 0.001 degrees colder in 100 years "worth"??