Monday, December 04, 2006

Senatorial hubris

The WSJ takes Senators Snowe (RINO-Maine) and Rockefeller (D-WV) to task for threatening Exxon for its support of the Competitive Enterprise Institute -- a thinktank that, like the vast majority of climatologists and scientists, doubts that global warming has a quantifiable (and remediable) relation to human activity.

As the WSJ notes:
Every dogma has its day, and we've lived long enough to see more than one "consensus" blown apart within a few years of "everyone knowing" it was true. In recent decades environmentalists have been wrong about almost every other apocalyptic claim they've made: global famine, overpopulation, natural resource exhaustion, the evils of pesticides, global cooling, and so on. Perhaps it's useful to have a few folks outside the "consensus" asking questions before we commit several trillion dollars to any problem.

The letter from the Senators is here.

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