Thursday, February 16, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Great quote from George Will's latest column:
"Regarding cynicism, Jimmy Carter, an even worse ex-president than he was a president, responded to the Hamas victory by quickly suggesting a way to evade the U.S. law against providing funds to terrorists. He suggested that the executive branch of the U.S. government could launder money destined for Hamas, passing it through the United Nations. This suggestion has a certain piquancy, coming as it does from someone who was elected president as a national penance for President Nixon's lawlessness, and coming as it does after the oil-for-food program in Iraq, which demonstrated the United Nations' financial aptitude."
Kyoto’s Seppuku: It looks like the world most ridiculous treaty has been emasculated by those nations supporting it. It looks like the only thing this treaty will ever accomplish is releasing tons more CO2 into the atmosphere as diplomats jaunt across the globe to meetings, at which they agree to more pre-arranged meetings and all on your tax dollar.
An article about the Asia-Pacific rivals at the Asian Wall Street Journal with a great quote by Indian Environment Minister Andimuthu Raja: “economic growth and the elimination of poverty must take precedence over mitigating the effects of climate change.” The choice between starving at current temperatures or eating when it’s a bit warmer outside is not a difficult one for many of the world’s poor.
Speaking of CO2, it appears that interest is growing in nuclear energy internationally. Looks like the environmentalist movement might loose the battle to prevent us from using the only practicle solution yet available to the carbon emmissions crisis which they have fabricated. We applaud this development.
The Independent reports that Russia is working on plans to mine the moon for helium 3, an isotope which might be used to power thermo-nuclear power stations for the next thousand years. Rare on earth, there is believed to be between one and five hundred million tons on the moon. American scientist have also expressed interest, stating that “one shuttle-load of the isotope would be sufficient to meet US electrical energy needs for a year.” Now we just have to master fusion…
And on the lighter side, the Onion reports Nation's Snowmen March Against Global Warming.