Tonight will see the vote in the US for the ‘Cap and Trade’ bill, which will burden the US economy unnecessarily, to the extent of rendering the US economy fighting with both hands tied behind its back. In the run-up to the Copenhagen meeting, where the Kyoto treaty will spawn its hideous offspring, the outcome of this vote will have a bearing on environmental legislation (and taxes!) across the Western world.
Did it seem, only a few weeks or months ago, that the Goristas were sure to win, some developments over the last few weeks have made all the difference. In the Wall Street Journal today: The Climate Change Climate Change.
Among the many reasons President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority are so intent on quickly jamming a cap-and-trade system through Congress is because the global warming tide is again shifting. It turns out Al Gore and the United Nations (with an assist from the media), did a little too vociferous a job smearing anyone who disagreed with them as “deniers.” The backlash has brought the scientific debate roaring back to life in Australia, Europe, Japan and even, if less reported, the U.S.
With the onset of catastrophe being pushed back further and further away, people are starting to wonder what the flap is all about. We may (finally) be watching the tide turning with regard to the ‘green’ madness. And for the record: It started in Australia, with Australian senator Steve Fielding openly openly declaring: the world is not warming now, and humans aren’t changing the climate.
In the mean time, the atrocious ‘Cap and Trade’ bill, that would surely wreck the US as we know it, seems to be floundering. Let’s hope we wake up tomorrow to a brand new day. Only 7 votes needed to save the Western world from the abyss.
(More on the hearing that convinced senator Fielding to abandon the climaticians position courtesy of Joanne Nova)
[UPDATE001] Spoke too soon. The bill passed through Congress: 219 to 212. Onto the Senate now.