Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:36:17 +0000
Sorry about the word “kills.” Can’t have that. It’s an incitement to VIOLENCE!
How about “GOP Axes Global Warming Committee”?
Oops! That, too, is a no-no word.
How about “GOP Nixes Global Warming Committee”? LOL
The 112th Congress has just begun and the renascent Republicans aleady can claim one achievement — dissolving the committee devoted to climate change and energy issues.
Last Wednesday, the Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, created by Nancy Pelosi in 2006, was disbanded under the new Republican leadership.
In the final days of the committee, staffers released a report on what the committee accomplished in its brief tenure – an epitaph of sorts. The report claimed the committee bravely tackled issues from the politicisation of climate science to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon; held 80 hearings and briefings; played a role in shaping policy for the 2007 energy bill, the 2009 stimulus package (which included $90bn in energy, efficiency, and other “green” elements), and the Cap ‘n Trade global warming bill.
The final report concludes with sentimental grandiloquence, intoning:
“Someday, our children and grandchildren will look back on the record of the Select Committee. That record will reflect a respectful and rigorous debate and an unprecedented understanding of the challenges before us. Whether or not they will see that this generation has taken the bold action required by these challenges remains to be seen.”
Blah, blah, blah….
[Source: UK’s Guardian, Jan 6, 2011]