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Posted Sun Dec 19 2010: from London Daily Mail:
Sandal-wearers won't save us from global warming - but greed and the U.S. Navy will
...I was in Cancun for the talks. But as the days passed, I spent less and less time chronicling the blather of the diplomats. It was moonshine at the Moon Palace. Instead, I cruised the numerous side meetings, where experts were discussing deeds rather than words. And what I heard was staggering. People you would never suspect of being wedded to fighting climate change - rear admirals and farmers, shipping magnates and loggers - were all discussing their plans to cut their pollution and create a new low-carbon world, without the UN or any other global agreement. Because they wanted to, and because it will make them money. Many environmentalists hate them for it. They want burden-sharing and hair shirts. They insist we must all suffer to fight climate change. But the truth is we are at a tipping point where green burden-sharing gives way to green profit-seeking.
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'Doc Michael says:
Whatever works, dude, whatever works.
...something tells me, though, that the pursuit of profit, given how it's turned out so far, will have its limitations, but then maybe I'm a sandal-wearing old hippie.

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