The next time some sneering liberal says “Well, maybe I just don’t want the world to be ruined” when you question the need for massive, economy-destroying alterations to carbon output, remind them of this story:
Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation in Congress on Monday to protect a million acres of the Mojave Desert in California by scuttling some 13 big solar plants and wind farms planned for the region.
But before the bill to create two new Mojave national monuments has even had its first hearing, the California Democrat has largely achieved her aim. Regardless of the legislation’s fate, her opposition means that few if any power plants are likely to be built in the monument area, a complication in California’s effort to achieve its aggressive goals for renewable energy.
Add that to Ted Kennedy’s admirable stand against putting up wind farms that would impede his view off of Cape Cod, the green movement against nuclear power, the environmental lobby jetting off to Copenhagen and releasing the CO2 of a small country in the process, etc. It really is remarkable. I mean, you’d expect behavior like this from me: I think AGW is, at worst, a small problem that’s easily dealt with (and arguably even a boon, considering the number of cold weather deaths a slight warming of the Earth would prevent) and, at best, no problem whatsoever.
But the Feinsteins and the Kennedys and the Copenhagenites are all really really worried about the state of the planet! Shouldn’t they at least pretend to act like their actions have consequences for mother earth and her most vulnerable inhabitants?
(h/t to Rod.)