Like President Medvedev and myself, you're not old enough to have witnessed the darkest hours of the Cold War, when hydrogen bombs were tested in the atmosphere, and children drilled in fallout shelters, and we reached the brink of nuclear catastrophe. But you are the last generation born when the world was divided. At that time, the American and Soviet armies were still massed in Europe, trained and ready to fight. The ideological trenches of the last century were roughly in place. Competition in everything from astrophysics to athletics was treated as a zero-sum game. If one person won, then the other person had to lose.This presidential passage parsed is telling us that the Anthropocentric Global Warming produced through the efforts of many nations caused the melting of the glacial Cold War assuring peace between two dangerous superpowers. Global Warming saved the planet.
And then, within a few short years, the world as it was ceased to be. Now, make no mistake: This change did not come from any one nation. The Cold War reached a conclusion because of the actions of many nations over many years, and because the people of Russia and Eastern Europe stood up and decided that its end would be peaceful.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
President Obama Slams Gore, Cap & Trade
In a speech Tuesday at the New Economic School graduation in Moscow, President Barack Obama inadvertently struck Al Gore a blow in the nads and discounted the logic for Cap & Trade legislative measures. Here's the money quote: