Saturday, December 10, 2005

A Third Immoral Compass

Posts a while back noted that Jimmy Carter and Edward Heath provided the world with invaluable guidance on complex issues - the correct solution was always the opposite of the one they supported. Bill Clinton now joins this dopey duo.

Here he is in snowy Montreal (my de-abbreviation):

MONTREAL -- Former President Bill Clinton told a global audience of diplomats, environmentalists and others yesterday that the Bush administration is "flat wrong" in claiming that reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to fight global warming would damage the U.S. economy. With a "serious disciplined effort" to develop energy saving technology, he said, "we could meet and surpass the Kyoto targets in a way that would strengthen and not weaken our economies."

"There is no longer any serious doubt that climate change is real, accelerating and caused by human activities," said Mr. Clinton, whose address was interrupted repeatedly by enthusiastic applause.

A critic might observe that it all depends on the meaning of the word "is".

And all reasonable people can take comfort that climate change (note it's no longer Global Warming) is an artifact of modeling, is not accelerating and (to the extent that it does exist) has nothing to do with the activities of puny humans.