Buried in the comments at (8/3/06 9:16 AM) Promethius RP Jr. had this little cutie
Bob Herbert's column today in the NYT is "climate porn":Actually, what Herbert concluded was
"As I’m writing this, the lights have been dimmed in much of The New York Times Building . . ."
His solution? Elect Al Gore.
I think the single most effective thing most ordinary Americans could do to become more informed about global warming -- and the steps we need to take to fight it -- is to go see Al Gore's movie, ''An Inconvenient Truth,'' and read his book of the same title.Our Roger pulled a full Coulter there. A Coulter is wonderful tactic, providing a footnote or link that points to something which directly contradicts what you are claiming in the (most often realized) hope that no one will follow up. And you know what, without Eli and the Ethon, no one did.
It would be a shame if it turns out that Americans have been so deprived of leadership for so long that they fail to recognize it when it's offered to them.
You might also want to read Herbert's column to see what else he actually said. You can find it in Lexis Nexis among other places
Roger Jr. continues with
Al Gore was on a Boulder radio station yesterday, asked what people can do about global warming, he replied, "See my movie, buy my book . . ."Why do I suspect that after those .... Gore said something like
OK, then what?
- Motivate a critical mass of the public and influential constituencies to demand strong and just action to cut U.S. emissions and to make solving global warming a national political imperative.
- Implement solutions to global warming that cap and cut U.S. global warming pollution emissions in the near term, setting a framework and trajectory to reduce emissions by more than half by mid-century.
- Develop a political consensus for further international agreements that includes full participation by developing economies in achieving emission reduction targets.
Appropriately, Herbert's Aug 10 column was entitled Deceit Beyond Bounds.
*Ethon was a gigantic eagle born of the monsters Typhon and Echidna. As punishment for stealing fire from Mount Olympus, Zeus had Prometheus chained to Mount Caucasus, where Ethon was set to gnaw on his liver. from the Wikipedia