Whitehouse’s Actions Commensurate with Danger
RI Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D, Ocean Drive) has personal experience with the dangers of global warming:
Scientists say the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 to avoid the worst consequences of global warming.
Repeating the mantra of frustrated environmental advocates across the world, Whitehouse told a supportive audience that President Bush should “lead or get out of the way.”
Whitehouse said he has seen the evidence of rising temperatures locally.
The senator said he was alarmed to see the cherry tree at his Providence home bloom in January, and expressed concern over the warming of Narragansett Bay, and how even just one degree can throw the delicate ocean ecosystem off balance, often with dire consequences.
The good Senator is so alarumed that he’s going to sell all but one of his properties and split his profits between scientists and all of the people who will experience economic harm from stringent policies aimed at reducing the damage.
Sorry; couldn’t keep a straight face. The Senator’s actual course of action is to make high-profile speeches and work toward the election of “a president that will lead the nation, and complement the Democratic majority in Congress.” No word on whether such a leader would pressure the hoities on Martha’s Vineyard to accept the terrible inconvenience of windmills in their views and perhaps even in some areas in which they like to pleasure cruise.