Chinese Carbon Offset Firedrill

April 4th, 2007 by Doug Schnitzspahn

Ah, some things never change. From the New York Times a day after the Supreme Court ruling that the EPA has to acknowledge CO2 as a pollutant…

“Mr. Bush made it clear in remarks on Tuesday that he thought his proposal to increase automobile fuel efficiency was sufficient for the moment; he gave no indication he would ask the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate emissions of heat-trapping gases.

“Whatever we do,” he said, “must be in concert with what happens internationally.” He added, “Unless there is an accord with China, China will produce greenhouse gases that will offset anything we do in a brief period of time.”

So until the Chinese go green, we ain’t doing nothing. That’ll teach ’em. You know, the best way for us to be a global leader is to follow the lead of the Chinese, right?

Just try to wrap your brain around that.

One Response to “Chinese Carbon Offset Firedrill”

  1. James wrote on 04/6/07 at 1:09 pm :

    Old W should follow the Chinese proverb “Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.” On second, he has the second part down.

    And I’m sure both China and the US can take peace in the fact the pollutants are only going to destroy the Arctic, cause that ain’t gonna affect the price of rice in Houston.