"Aw Come On, Why Should I Help If China and India Aren't?"
Seth Borenstein, Knight Ridder's Environment and Science Correspondent, was on yesterday morning's Washington Journal talking about the Kyoto Treaty and global warming. You can watch the whole thing here. Or, if you don't have 20 minutes to spare you can just watch this highlight, where he sums up the most upsetting data. Finally, if you don't even have time for that and just want the lowdown, you can check out this crash course in global warming.
Today's song of the day is "Carbon Monoxide" from the album Pressure Chief, by the band Cake. "Fresh Air," by Quicksilver Messenger Service was also in the running (you can listen to that here).
Quote of the Day:
"I’m not going to let the US carry the burden for cleaning up the world’s air, like the Kyoto Protocol would have done. China and India were exempted from that treaty." - George W. Bush
To me, that's like if you're a bodybuilder on a cruise ship that's sinking, and someone asks you to bail out water with a bigger bucket than other people are using, and you say, "What about Lou and Bruno over there? They're pretty big, and they're using regular buckets. Screw this, I'm going to play shuffleboard."
Right after Bush said that line (the "Kyoto Protocol" one, not the "shuffleboard" one) in the 2000 Presidential debate at Wake Forest he went on to say that 99 Senators voted against joining the Kyoto accord. So I guess it's not fair to act like this whole thing is Bush's fault. Fine, shame on all of them.