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‘Climate of Doom’



Here’s my Copenhagen column today. I mention the video that opened the summit, but only glancingly. It’s beyond parody, like a short version of “2012″ — the earth cracking beneath the girl’s feet directly parallels the California earthquake scene — except even more treacly and without the character development. In her excellent column today, Mona compares the panic over climate change to the panic over over-population a couple of decades ago. It also reminds me of the nuclear-freeze movement, in its exploitation of children and their fears, in its doomsday rhetoric, and in its simplistic, absolutist, and blatantly unrealistic proposed policy.