Can’t we have just a little warming? Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman Says He will move “quickly and decisively” to push legislation curbing greenhouse gases (Global Warming)
Nice timing Waxman … Congressman declares war on Global Warming day before coldest day of the year.
California Democratic US Representative Henry Waxman awaits the opening of the news Congress so that he can rush in to have the first hearings on global warming as he said, “he will move ‘quickly and decisively’ to push legislation curbing greenhouse gases with a goal of passing climate legislation out of his committee before Memorial Day”. Let’s hope Henry’s car starts this morning with record low temps across the US so that he can get to work.
It reminds me of a scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail where Sir Galahad the Pure asks for just a little peril, and in this case would be warming.
Sir Lancelot: We were in the nick of time. You were in great peril.
Sir Galahad: I don’t think I was.
Sir Lancelot: Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril.
Sir Galahad: Look, let me go back in there and face the peril.
Sir Lancelot: No, it’s too perilous.
Sir Galahad: Look, it’s my duty as a knight to sample as much peril as I can.
Sir Lancelot: No, we’ve got to find the Holy Grail. Come on.
Sir Galahad: Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?
“Our environment and our economy depend on congressional action to confront the threat of climate change and secure our energy independence,” said Waxman. “U.S. industries want to invest in a clean energy future, but uncertainties about whether, when and how greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced is deterring these vital investments.”
Waxman’s timing also harkens back to January 2004 when Al Gore took to the podium in Manhattan’s Beacon Theater today to blasted President Bush for contributing to “global warming” on the coldest day in a decade in New York City.
One may not want to make comments regarding global warming when its 11 degree wind chills in Atlanta, GA and when the Deep South woke up to temperatures in the low teens. Chicago, Ill is experiencing sub-zero weather and windchills in the -50’s. The state of Maine may have just set a new record low as Big Black River, ME bottomed out at -50 degrees.
Check out the temps for yourself at The Weather Channel