As it looks more and more like the U.S. government might actually take action to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, the proponents and opponents of any action are getting more strident. The politics are getting more brutal.
President Obama is hosting a conference on global warming next month. He's invited sixteen leading polluters (nations, not corporations) and the U.N. to Washington to work on an international agreement. The U.S. never signed the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2011.
We have federally-employed scientist, James Hansen, telling a British reporter that wealthy corporations have subverted democracy. Thus, Hansen concludes, very little is being accomplished and he fears democracy cannot cope in the future.
WHEN GREEN IS NOT CLEAN
Spain is one European nation working hard to develop alternative energy. It has little fossil fuel of its own so solar and wind look appealling. And profitable for some. Large wind farms have been built in serveral parts of Spain. And where there's money, there's corruption. So now 19 people have been arrested for corruption connected with wind farms around Le Muela, Spain. Despite the corruption, wind power is working. In a recent month Spain got one-third of its total electrical power from its own wind farms.
FOX IN THE HOT HOUSE Fox News believes it has discoverd the true conspiracy behind the "global warmng myth." It's all about redistribution of wealth. Better put your money in an investment bank or hedge fund before those environmentalists get their hands on it. Or you could just buy stock in Murdoch's Newscorp, the Fox parent company. Think how their stock will soar as they reveal the conspiracies behind global warming.