Wednesday, July 05, 2006

So what I'm hearing is...we're all screwed?

Washington Post Columnist Robert Samuelson -- Bob, or Bobbo, to his familiars like me -- today says that all the talk about combating global warming is just political PR, and that even if we get really aggressive with cutting back, studies say levels will still continue to rise because of population growth, and that the only hope is Eureka-level radical technology advances.

"The trouble with the global warming debate is that it has become a moral crusade when it's really an engineering problem," Bobbo writes. "The [real] inconvenient truth is that if we don't solve the engineering problem, we're helpless."

So. Anyone want to throw themselves off a bridge with me?

- Bobbo Samuelson's

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