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Urgency? What urgency?

When the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress, we heard repeatedly that Congress was blocking urgent action on global warming and that something had to be done NOW before it was too late.  Now, with people who have argued that hearings on the matter were a waste of time in charge, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change simply states: 

[W]e are optimistic that enactment of mandatory US climate action is plausible by 2008 and likely by 2010.

Huh?  Where are the demands for action now?  What can have changed to calm them down so much?  It’s almost as if this is merely a political issue to leverage for further electoral gain, not the crisis they’ve been banging on about.


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