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Bill McKibben wrote the first book for a general audience on global warming in 1989. A scholar in residence at Middlebury College, he has written a dozen more books, and leads the organization of global climate change protests. ALL POSTS

America is preventing progress

President Obama wasn't willing to expend the political capital to move the Senate -- the body from which he came, and which he must have known would be as dysfunctional as it has so far proven.

As usual America is preventing real progress, and it's beyond frustrating. There are days when I think they simply don't understand that this issue is different: if you don't solve it soon, you don't solve it.

By Bill McKibben  |  November 17, 2009; 1:40 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg     Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Look, another conspiritor. Should he be tried for collusion and conspiricy? Or should he just be fired for being too stupid to do his job as a reporter? Onee of these days the people will realize that almost everything said by liberals is a lie designed to part you from your money and enslave you to big government.

Posted by: mdsweet | November 24, 2009 10:49 PM
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Hey, is that a pile of wood behind you in your photo? Don't you know that many communities have banned the use of fireplaces, because they contribute to local air pollution and lowered air quality? So, you're all for solving global warming, but forget saving your own back yard? You're right, we can't inconvenience the academia; they're much too busy fighting the fight to apply their standards to themselves.

Posted by: c0lnag0 | November 22, 2009 5:37 PM
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For a guy who has "written a dozen more books, and leads the organization of global climate change protests," I expected more than simple finger-pointing rhetoric from you. If you don't have anything informative to say, why are you part of the planet panel?

Posted by: c0lnag0 | November 22, 2009 12:44 PM
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Bill McKibben states this nonsense:
As usual America is preventing real progress, and it's beyond frustrating."

Poppycock. America has prevented nothing.
The US did not prevent the Kyoto signatories from jumping head-first into the agreement that imposed unattainable reduction targets and unaffordable costs.

None of the signatories have honestly met their emission targets while incurring large economic liabilities. That is not our fault.

Don't blame the US for not wanting to travel down a path proven to be ineffectual and financially destructive.

Posted by: spamsux1 | November 22, 2009 12:27 PM
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Bill McKibben doesn't sound like he's up to date. Just within the last month we've had credentialed scientists reveal that oxygen production (and carbon sequestration) by oceanic blue-green algae is 5% more effective than realized earlier. This is due to infection by a number of oceangoing viruses.

A 5% increase in carbon sequestration clearly indicates there's enough of that going on to maintain a balance.

So, what's the issue? Is it that temperatures are going up ~ which hasn't happened for 10 years, or is it that CO2 increase is out of control, which was just proved to be not true, or is it that we all just found out about the emails by all the top climatologists that they'd been cheating .......

I think this guy is OUT OF DATE and should not have been invited to the panel.

Posted by: muawiyah | November 22, 2009 10:35 AM
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No offense Bill, but you remind me very much of Yourdon and Y2K "Crisis".

And if you don't know what that is, Google it.

Note that Yourdon had the good graces to disappear on Jan 2, 2000. You at least picked something that you can always is going to happen, so I suppose it's a better scam.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | November 21, 2009 7:08 AM
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