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Can Obama Do More by Doing Less with Climate Change?

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Copenhagen sets the stage for the president to reveal his surprising new gamesmanship for tough times: kill the world with kindness, then save the world by asking for help. Find out why America doesn't have to fix everything by itself anymore

Continue reading this week's World War Room column at Esquire.com.

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"As far as the hard-core global warming activists are concerned, such consensus building, with every state setting its own targets and compliance monitoring largely a matter of collective shaming, isn't anywhere close to being enough."

Many of these "hard core" guys are former "Marxists" or green tarped Marxists, at least from my college experience (one of the reasons why I went from Enviro Sci to Economics). As I typed before, these groups exist simply to complain about the possible, and then demand the impossible. You want hydrogen? We can make the stuff from Nuclear power, but these people send lawyers out to put every squirt of glue in the government gears!

Much of these conferences are "say one thing now, do another later." They are literally betting on ingenuity in the future, the ONLY way we can reduce CO2 in the atmosphere (the conservation only crap is fantasy), but there are other greenhouse gases, like water!.
December 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPetrer
“Copenhagen sets the stage for the president to reveal his surprising new gamesmanship for tough times: kill the world with kindness, then save the world by asking for help. Find out why America doesn't have to fix everything by itself anymore.”

“Find out why America doesn't have to fix everything by itself anymore.”

Who or what in the Old Core or the New Core will give the call to timely action when something in the Gap requires intervention (urgent and substantial in money and personnel) to fix? NATO? UN? Or does someone expect/hope that the Gap will cease to breed (national, regional, and global) terrorism as the popular radical extremist response of criminal, rogue, failing, or just dangerously destabilizing circumstances in the Gap especially as responding to the cultural and group-identity effects of steadily encroaching transitions to regional and global network connectivity and economic globalization? Maybe this is a good time to begin to float the responsibility for calling for interventions. Will that work? Maybe it would be better to set rules for scheduled rotations or elections for decision maker(s)? Will that work? And if none of this works then the US will still have to continue to do the best it can in a manner that earns and maintains the respect and trust of all peoples of good will in our world.
December 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGilbert Garza

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