Monday, July 27, 2009

Climate Change: A Sensible Response

Bangladesh plans to fight climate change

Bangladesh is a low-lying country prone to flooding during typhoons. If sea levels rise, this problem is expected to be exacerbated.

So, what is the Bangladeshi government doing about it?  Instituting carbon cap and trade regimes?  Imposing tariffs on imports from “carbon polluters?”

Not a chance.  Their government has budgeted a large sum to adapt:

The money would be spent on building and raising embankments and roads, constructing thousands of shelters, dredging major rivers, planting trees along the coastal belts and reclaiming land from the sea," [Environment minister Mustafizur Rahman] said.

This is an entirely sensible response to a potential global warming era.  And, the money will not have been wasted if the unlikely scenarios the UN IPCC scaremongers have propagated never come to pass.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The President a deadbeat?

'Scofflaw' Obama Grudge Against Cambridge Police?

According to the NewsMax story referenced above, our President amassed seventeen  parking tickets while attending Harvard and living in Cambridge.

According to a 2007 Associated Press story, Obama was a parking ticket deadbeat for more than a decade — and felt the need to pay the 15 outstanding parking tickets only as his presidential campaign began in earnest in 2007.

So, it seems, the problem of outstanding legal issues wasn’t limited only to the President’s appointees.

But, as we have all become aware, there are elitist circles where one is allowed to rise above such petty details.