Monday, January 26, 2009


Two messy foreign wars, recession, catastrophic debt levels, mass layoffs, what does a new president do? Fight global warming of course.

He called for greater fuel efficiency and an "energy economy" aimed at creating millions of jobs.

He also ordered a review of whether states can set car emission standards.

This challenges a Bush administration decision which favoured a national standard for vehicle pollution.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton picked Todd Stern - who took part in the Kyoto Protocol negotiations on climate change from 1997 to 1999 - as her envoy for climate change, the state department said.

Mr Stern, who served under former President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001, will be the Obama administration's principal adviser on international climate policy and strategy as well as its chief climate negotiator.

"Containing climate change will require nothing less than transforming the global economy from a high-carbon to a low-carbon energy base," said Mr Stern after Mrs Clinton announced his appointment.

So solutions to real problems are put on hold to fight the dubious "Global Warming" which is a theory that continues to lose credibility. The Kyoto Accord was shot down in US during the 90's because it would hurt the economy. And that's when the economy was GOOD! We can't afford this folly.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had asked Mr Obama to reverse the Bush administration's insistence on a single, national standard.

California wants a 30% reduction in motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions by 2016, achieved by improving fuel efficiency standards.

That's really fantastic that California pushes for those laws as unemployment reaches 10% and it is on the verge of defaulting. Way to go Arnie!


  1. California has been driving business out to other States for years. They have regulations and warning stickers on everything. The US military spending is the only thing holding the place up. Private companies move elsewhere. Come to think about it, that kind of sounds a like the entire US economy

  2. The ethanol program worked so well. It is such a great example of how much the government can help the economy. In Ontario, we even had Government TV commercials telling us how wonderful the ethanol program was. I am sure the next green government program will also be a success. Why can`t David Suzuki run for Prime Minister? The government just makes are life so much better.

  3. This is now starting to look pretty good compared to the Canadian package. Arts groups, culture, festivals, new homes for welfare people, and new homes for Indians, are all going to receive millions.
    How will this help the economy? All take a green car over some piece of modern art.