Betraying the Planet

A landmark climate change bill comes up for vote in the Congress and what does our local congressman Pete Stark do? Vote against it! Sheesh … yet another DINO in our midst.

As Krugman explains ever so eloquently:

But 212 representatives voted no. A handful of these no votes came from representatives who considered the bill too weak, but most rejected the bill because they rejected the whole notion that we have to do something about greenhouse gases.

And as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn’t help thinking that I was watching a form of treason — treason against the planet.

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One Response to “Betraying the Planet”

  1. Pat Colburn Says:

    Your comments are an unfair slap against Rep Pete Stark for voting against the Climate Change bill, implying his reasons to be as Klugman characterizes, “treason”.
    In fact, Rep Stark recognized that we should “not waste this opportunity by moving a deeply flawed bill that provides too much to special interests and too little to the environment and consumers.
    If more Democrats (and enlightened Republicans) would be as determined as Rep Stark, we would have a Climate bill that would move aggressively to change our present course of inaction instead of (as usual) capitulating to monied interests. There is no way the current bill will affect the changes we need to prevent the catastrophic changes to our world.
    I, for one, applaud Rep Stark’s insight and resolve.

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