Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I've gotta laugh at Charles Krauthammer even attempting to define the public policy trends in climate change. Anyone who's been following his rhetoric for the past ten years on the topic knows how wrong he's been.

But, it hasn't stopped him from continuing. On last Friday's edition of "Inside Washington", he proclaimed that European governments are having trouble meeting the Kyoto emission standards.

Yesterday, the EU voted to decrease carbon emissions by 20% from 1990 levels, Germany saying it could decrease them by 40%.



At 11:00 AM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Charles Krauthammer doesn't need facts to back him up, he just gets the talking points from the White House. It's so much easier that way...those pesky facts!

At 11:00 AM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

Yeah the explanation is pretty simple Mikey: He's a douche.

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

It's called a lie.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger The Speculator said...

Since Americans typically do not keep track of news outside their own country, and our Mass Media also ignores it, then dumb assertions like this typically go under the radar and are accepted as fact.

Maybe if foreign media was more aggressive in trying to promote themselves in our market, then we would not have this problem. Then again, there is the example of Al Jazeera which American cable companies are balking at adding to their line-up. Have to love that corporate protectionism.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Mike O'Leary said...

yeah, and isn't it a shame our federal govt can't lead but needs to be pushed by other countries (and states - CA, MD) to do something about it

At 6:18 PM, Blogger Hellmut said...

Krauthammer has an ambiguous relationship with reality.

Just to provide a little context. The reason why Germany is doing so well is because they dismantled all the East German coal power plants after unification.

It's an important contribution but it was a low hanging fruit.


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