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Cooling Trend

From my old Spectator colleague James Delingpole:

Global warming anxiety was a Nineties and early Noughties fad — the product of a too affluent age in search of a hair-shirt religion to assuage its guilt at having had it so good. Now that everyone has something real to worry about, cutting carbon emissions seems about as relevant as the Jitterbug or the Rubik’s Cube.

So far, depressingly few of our politicians have understood this.

Gosh, wouldn’t it be nice in a two-party system to have maybe one candidate who said stuff like that? I suspect that, were it not for the sadly dated obsessions of her chief, it’s the line Sarah Palin would have given when Joe Biden said anyone but a fool knows the impending eco-apocalypse is all man’s fault.

Meanwhile, can it really be true that Barack Obama is proposing to classify CO2* as a dangerous pollutant? Don’t hold your breath.

(*CO2 stands for “Carbon Dioxide” not “Deputy Community Organizer”, which, after January 20th, will be the new title for the Vice-President.)

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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