Jul 13 2009

Global government? Oh, joy

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 3:34 pm

Gore: Cap-and-Trade Will Bring Global Government

Former Vice President Al Gore told a British conference on the environment that the energy tax under the so-called cap-and-trade legislation in Congress would bring about global governance.

Speaking at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford, England, Gore said the United States is responding to the threat of global warming with the cap-and-trade legislation, Times Online reported.

“Just two weeks ago, the House of Representatives passed the Waxman-Markey climate bill,” Gore told the conference. “[This is] very much a step in the right direction. It achieves real reductions below the 1990 base level by 2020, and that is the threshold that many have said will dramatically increase the prospects for success.”

Gore acknowledged that the bill includes a carbon tax that President Barack Obama supports and is helping to push through the Senate.

“For all of its flaws, [it] does put a price on carbon,” he admitted.

Gore, whose film documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” on the claims of global warming won him praise from environmentalists, told the forum that Obama had secured billions of dollars from Congress for renewable energy work.

But, “It is the awareness itself that will drive the change,” he said. “And one of the ways it will drive the change is through global governnance and global agreements.”

Jul 13 2009

Getting the footwork right

Category: musicharmonicminer @ 8:35 am

Organists have to learn to play the pedals, but this is ridiculous… in a good way.

Imagine Bach seeing this.