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Spiegare il global warming ai caribù 09.12.09

Sarah Palin, lanciatissima nelle ultime settimane, non ci fa mancare la sua visione demagogica e populista sul summit di Copenaghen e più in generale sul tema del riscaldamento globale.

Inseguire il popolo degli scettici e dei contrari-per-scelta sembra l'unica arma in mano alla destra in questo momento. Un'arma che può solo fare danni.

But while we recognize the occurrence of these natural, cyclical environmental trends, we can't say with assurance that man's activities cause weather changes. We can say, however, that any potential benefits of proposed emissions reduction policies are far outweighed by their economic costs. And those costs are real. Unlike the proposals China and India offered prior to Copenhagen -- which actually allow them to increase their emissions -- President Obama's proposal calls for serious cuts in our own long-term carbon emissions. Meeting such targets would require Congress to pass its cap-and-tax plans, which will result in job losses and higher energy costs (as Obama admitted during the campaign). That's not exactly what most Americans are hoping for these days. And as public opposition continues to stall Congress's cap-and-tax legislation, Environmental Protection Agency bureaucrats plan to regulate carbon emissions themselves, doing an end run around the American people.