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Thursday, January 19, 2006

A quick reminder

The current Bush really is one of the worst Presidents ever. Other recent Republican Presidents have at least appointed Cabinet Secretaries who live in the same reality as the rest of us.

Six former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency, including five who served Republican presidents, said Wednesday that the Bush administration needed to act more aggressively to limit the emission of greenhouse gases linked to climate change.
"Why argue about things you can't prove?" said William D. Ruckelshaus, who served under President Richard M. Nixon from 1970 to 1973 and President Ronald Reagan from 1983 to 1985. "We need to fashion policies with proper incentives to reduce the amount of carbon we are putting in the atmosphere. There are all kinds of things we can do right now, and we ought to be taking those steps."

That's an EPA chief from our next-most anti-environmental President of the last half-century at least.

The longer we do nothing, the more global warming is locked in and inevitable. We've got serious problems coming, and a political structure dedicated to not addressing them. It sucks.


  • At 11:46 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    The Bush administration could only be considered to be acting in good faith if you accept their knee-jerk rejection of overwhelming scientific consensus about the problem. I think the figureheads might really be so ignorant that they believe their own bullshit, but the guys behind the curtain are definitely just evil and acting in their very short term self interest.


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