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Opening Arguments

Every breath you take

Guess we should stop arguing about climate change. It's real, and it's dangerous. We know this because The Associated Press has declared it so, not in an opinion piece but in the middle of a straight news story:

Some of the poorest nations feared too much of the burden to curb greenhouse gases is being hoisted onto their shoulders. They are seeking billions of dollars in aid from the wealthy countries to deal with climate change, which melts glaciers that raise sea levels worldwide, turns some regions drier and threatens food production.

But don't panic. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has everything under control:

Jackson said the U.S. would take "reasonable efforts" and also "meaningful, common sense steps" to cut emissions, but didn't provide specifics.

Well, we don't need specifics if they're going to use "common sense," do we? Everything is obviously in good hands, so let's just go back to sleep.

Oh, a small favor, please. Would half of you kill yourselves? That will cut C02


Bob G.
Wed, 12/09/2009 - 12:15pm

Wonder what fire departments will use to put out small fires instead of that (toxic) CO2 anyway, hmm?
Or they could just all EXHALE on it...at once!
Oh, yeah, this just keeps getting better and better by the minute.
(goes to show what Presidential appointees will shove at you...when they have NO practical experience with the subject matter...astounding)

Bet 'ya good money all those TREES, shrubs and lawns will have something to say about lower CO2 levels, especially when they start "gasping for breath" and dying off.
Never thought anyone would ever equate CO2 to something akin to VX nerve gas, did you?
Makes 'ya wonder.

tim zank
Wed, 12/09/2009 - 5:59pm

It's going to be a bittersweet "I told you so" when all these morons realize they can no longer afford to operate their cars, buy a gallon of milk, pay to heat their homes and have to read only in daylight. I'll be in the same line with them for gubbermint cheese, cuz we'll ALL be broke but at least I'll be able to say "I told ya so!".