International Discord
Obama Gives Up On the Global Climate Treaty
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  • Corlyss

    The ineffectual nature of all this loud noise about AGW is what makes what the EPA under this administration of True Believers and its fellow travelers in Congress like McCain and Graham sooooooo offensive to common sense and crazy-making from a public policy standpoint: nothing, zero, zip, nada done by EPA’s and other True Believer actors like Ca.’s nutcases has the least off-setting effect on what China and India, not to mention nascent industrialization in Africa does now, nor twenty years ago, nor twenty years hence. These crackpots are screwing over the American economy, American producers, American workers and voters all for naught and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING CAN BE DONE TO DISABLE THE ZEALOTS.

  • S.C. Schwarz

    I think you are missing the real action here. Yes, this non-treaty is meaningless: A sop to the president’s elitist green donors and, potentially, a red flag to Republicans which may goad them into doing something precipitous on the eve of the 2014 elections. The real action however is with the EPA which is going merrily along enacting regulations which go much, much further than any treaty Obama could ever dream of getting approved.

    The greens have won this fight, sad to say. In centuries to come historians will date the Fall of the West to this period, I believe. Of course, those historians will be writing in Chinese.

    • Corlyss

      LOL I don’t agree with you about our possible fate, but just remember Thatcher’s wisdom: When something can’t go on any longer, it will stop. That insight covers a lot of sins committed by the Left. The Chinese are going to have to transmogrify into something entirely unChinese to win. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for them to do that. 2000 years of Chineseness are agin it.

      • S.C. Schwarz

        The greens are, at bottom, Luddites who would like to repeal the industrial revolution. Why do you think that can’t go on “forever?” India was the richest country in the world until the 17th century, where are they now? We can fall too.

      • Brian H

        Actually, that’s known as Stein’s Law: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Stein. Thatcher said the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money. Related, but not identical.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Not to mention that “Global Warming” is BS.

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