I live in the United States of America, a land in which the rule of ignorance is quite common ranging from humans who believe the world is about 12,000 years old and there is no such thing as global warming. I live in the United States of America, a country in which millions of dollars are being spent each day by corporations whose primary loyalty is to the bottom line, not to the survival of this planet. The White House admitted for the first time there is scant likelihood of a global warming bill passing Congress. Carol Browner, Obama’s main energy adviser, admitted, “we’d like to be through the process (of legislation dealing with global warming) but that’s not going to happen.” There simply will be no bill sent to President Obama by December of this year.
Senator John Kerry who is fighting for a global warming bill is frustrated by the defeatist talk by Obama. He fears the president, who is besieged by the healthcare legislation, simply does not wish to risk another fight with Congress. As one who voted for Obama last fall, I often get the feeling he has the backbone of a chocolate eclair.