Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Climate Change Part 4 (Removal of Opposition)

Independent Article Published: 11 November 2006

Environmentalists in the United States say they hope the removal of global-warming sceptics from powerful positions on Capitol Hill will present a new opportunity to force the Bush administration to tackle climate change.
This week's seizure of both houses of Congress by the Democrats means that two key Republican opponents of action to confront climate change - Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Richard Pombo of California - will lose their positions as the chairmen of Congress's two environmental committees.

Mr Pombo, who lost his bid for re-election, will leave the House altogether. Mr Inhofe, who once said the threat of global warming was, "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people", will probably be replaced by the California Democrat Barbara Boxer. She has promised to curb carbon emissions and strengthen environmental protection legislation.

In a statement, Friends of the Earth International, said: "The change in leadership and the defeat of some of Congress's most anti-environmental members offers hope for the millions of Americans who support stronger environmental protections and are eager for a clean energy future."

So according to Friends of the Earth International if you are a Global Warming Skeptic you are anti-environmental.

Now the skeptical chairmen of Congress's two environmental committees have been replaced with two man made Global Warming believers. Is it too late to debate the subject in the USA? Just as the debate seems to be opening up in Britain it seems to be closing in the USA.

I have heard several times in the Media and in a comment on my Blog that 'there is no debate'. So are we set for a future of Green Taxes with no ability to offer an alternative view?

On October 25, 2006 the outed Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma gave a speech entitled:

Hot & Cold Media Spin Cycle: A Challenge To Journalists Who Cover Global Warming.

To read the speech please click HERE

1 comment:

james higham said...

Steve, for such a good blogger, you've got it completely arse end round about climate change. I'm amazed you'd put your head in the sand like that. No, it's not happening. We had no winter but it's not happening.