Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Can You Match Candidate & Quote?

Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. It seems scientists have noticed recently that quite a few planets in our solar system seem to be heating up a bit, including Pluto. NASA says the Martian South Pole's ice cap has been shrinking for three summers in a row. Maybe Mars got its fever from earth. If so, I guess Jupiter's caught the same cold, because it's warming up too, like Pluto.
This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non-signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists who run their air-conditioning at 60 degrees and refuse to recycle.
Silly, I know, but I wonder what all those planets, dwarf planets and moons in our SOLAR system have in common. Solar? I wonder. Nah, the science is absolutely decided. There's a consensus. Ask Galileo.

Al Gore wants carbon caps and a carbon tax. What's your take?

I don't like taxes. I don't know how to make that any clearer. I don't like taxes. Inventing new ones is a very big mistake. Find other ways to do it. If you want to deal with global warming, the way to deal with global warming is to develop these alternative technologies. Get serious about energy independence, so we wouldn't have to send money to our enemies. Let's put the resources in to catch up on ethanol.
Climate change is a serious issue, but we should not react to it as if it were a crisis. Because if we do we will make serious mistakes distorting our economy. We won’t get requisite changes from other countries that have to make changes for our changes to be worth it.

My plan to get us energy independent has a very positive by-product and that is it dramatically reduces greenhouse gases. I oppose the idea of the United States unilaterally placing limits on CO2 emissions and emphasize that we need to do it in conjuncture with other nations in order to protect the American economy. They don’t call it America Warming, they call it Global Warming.

I support an economy-wide cap-and-trade system to control greenhouse gases, which scientists say are causing climate change. The program, which has been introduced in Congress, would create a market for buying and selling permits to allow carbon-dioxide emissions.

We also have to recognize that the international system for addressing climate change is evolving. Only a few years ago, many of America's trading partners were reluctant to accept market-based solutions. But now they have embraced them, and the global marketplace for greenhouse gas cap-and-trade is beginning. A national cap-and-trade system could give American business valuable experience they will need to remain competitive with other companies in countries where greenhouse emissions trading is moving forward. We can expand trade opportunities through a new marketplace for the environment.
Given this developing international market, it also makes sense to ensure that what we do domestically can be integrated and recognized on the international level. Ultimately, we need to make sure that the emissions reductions our companies, our farmers, and our foresters produce are fully recognized and fully tradable in the emerging global greenhouse gas marketplace.

3 of these 5 candidates I can vote for POTUS in '08, although 1 of the 3 has an ambivalent view of Roe v Wade. The other 2 candidates support a liberal tax raising scheme which will destroy the US economy. I will never support this despicable movement of indoctrination to our youth.

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