NYT on the oil spill’s consequences for the climate bill, and my favorite systems blog

Short rollup this morning:

1) The New York Times reports on the implications of the Louisiana oil spill on the climate bill (thanks E for the heads up)

2) Tom Fiddaman’s blog on system dynamics & other things is always well-written and on point. And his titles are hysterical.

3) Big, gorgeous full rainbow over Daly City from the shuttle bus to work this morning.


3 Responses to “NYT on the oil spill’s consequences for the climate bill, and my favorite systems blog”

  1. 1 egthegreat April 28, 2010 at 9:05 am

    It’s so hard how to know what to feel bad for.

    On one hand, I desperately want our country to step up to the plate and take serious steps to combat climate change.

    On the other hand, I think expanding offshore drilling is a wrong step, and “clean” coal is exactly like renaming the McDonald’s heart-attack-in-a-sack a “healthy Big Mac.” (Unfortunately, the energy industry isn’t yet subject to stringent truth-in-advertising naming conventions like the food industry).

    Those were among the things we environmentally-aware people were going to have to give up to pander to the grasping energy industry in order to take our place – albeit on the back of the stage – of world-class nations in this struggle.

    But now that we’ve had an actual oil spill, on a rig that was supposedly the most modern and safest available, and the shores of several conservative states are threatened, this devil’s bargain is falling apart.

    So, I’m sad we likely won’t have said accord, and we’ll still have our great nation acting the part of the kid who doesn’t understand personal hygiene whom all the other kids shun.

    On the other hand, we won’t have sold our collective souls to a group of people still trying to make a killing on substances that kill.

  1. 1 Just in: 130-turbine Cape Wind project approved. How much closer does this get us to Renewistan? « greenumerations Trackback on April 28, 2010 at 2:27 pm

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