Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Stern Appointed Climate Change Envoy: Just for Money?

Via the Washington Post: Article by Garance Franke-Ruta:

This morning, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that (Todd) Stern will be the special envoy for climate change.

"With the appointment today of a special envoy, we are sending an unequivocal message that the United States will be energetic, focused, strategic and serious about addressing global climate change and the corollary issue of clean energy," Clinton said at the announcement.

"Containing climate change will require nothing less than transforming the global economy from a high-carbon to a low-carbon energy base. But done right, this can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and become a driver for economic growth in the 21st century," Stern said after Clinton spoke.

How about proving a causal link between carbon (Dioxide) and Climate Change before going off half cocked!
Scientists analysing the Vostok Ice core samples have shown rise in CO2 FOLLOWS global warming by 800 years +/- 200 years.
Recent Satellite Global temperature records have shown that, despite atmospheric Co2 rising average global temperatures have been falling.

Are you going to look like gooses as temperatures keep going down.

Is it just for the money, Mr Stern?

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