July 10, 2010
“Here is a picture if you want of the polar ice caps melting, Santa Claus is about to drown. You should tell your children uh that uh these people in your state that oppose taking steps in your state on global warming, they are trying to kill Santa Claus. Once you have the kids you know another 14 years and they are going to vote.” Joel Rogers.
GLENN: Okay. So here’s Joel Rogers. This is one of the main architects of just about everything that is going on in Washington, all of these organizations. Listen to what he’s saying now about cap and trade and energy. Listen.
ROGERS: I sort of think of carbon at this point would invite you all to think of carbon not just as another commodity that’s we’ll be willing to let people bribe us to spend but think of it more like a neurological poison like mercury. And in the same way that you wouldn’t say, “Okay, if you give us the money, we’ll let you expend more mercury into the atmosphere.” I wouldn’t get too excited about the money aspect of the carbon. You can do everything in the U.S. to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and it won’t make much of a dent actually. I hope you all realize that you could eliminate every power plant in America today and you can stop every car in America. Take out these higher powered generation sector, take out all of the transportation sector and you still wouldn’t be anywhere near 80% below 1990 levels. You would be closer to 60%, around 68%. And that’s bringing the economy to a complete halt basically.
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