A nice summary from NYT staff specialist on healthcare issues, Reed Abelson: The Cost of Doing Nothing on Health Care. “It is a course that is literally bankrupting the federal government and businesses and individuals across the country.”
Archive for March, 2010
Posted in Uncategorized on March 2, 2010 |
Yes Virginia, (and Maryland) “Global warming” can mean MORE snow.
Snow storms may be a somewhat unintuitive consequence of climate change, and it’s understandable that the unwelcome snow storms would be the butt of jokes, but did people in Washington really think that the crisis would only mean they’d have Miami weather in February? The conservationist, Hunter Lovins, suggested an alternate term: “global weirding.” That neologism might be easier for ditto-heads to wrap their quotes around, but climate scientist, Joseph Romm, recommended “‘Hell and High Water’ — since at least it does accurately describe what is coming,” Whatever term sticks, bloggers, pundits and (unfortuantely) politicians sound like nincompoops when they take the jests about Gore and recent, wearisome weather seriously.