Saturday, November 17, 2007

It's Gettin Hot in Heah... fo' Shur?


INTERNATIONALY:

VALENCIA, Spain - Global warming is "unequivocal" and carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere commits the world to sea levels rising an average of up to 4.6 feet, the world's top climate experts warned Saturday in their most authoritative report to date.

"Only urgent, global action will do," said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, calling on the United States and China — the world's two biggest polluters — to do more to slow global climate change.

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MEANWHILE, IN BUSHLAND:

A federal court in California yesterday rejected the Bush administration's new fuel economy standards for light trucks including SUVs, ruling that the government failed to take into account the effects of carbon emissions and their possible link to global warming.

On Thursday, White House officials already were eyeing a possible appeal.

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Picture above is from... do I need to even say it? TEXAS. Read moron







1 comment:

Kevin said...

Eh, this is actually one case where I don't think the Bush administration is wrong. This really sounds like the court trying to legislate - which something we don't do in the US no matter what. It sounds like they think we should have higher standards, which is nice - doesn't work, but at least their heads in the right place. Trying to legislate change without proper consumer demand behind it just won't work no matter how much we want it too. Now - if we could get Americans to want to buy more fuel efficient cars, that would be something. But I do some work with the AAM, and just trying to legislation change from Washington really doesn't get anything done.