Friday, April 27, 2007
WARMING NOT WORTH A LOUSY BUCK
The latest New York Times/CBS poll finds:
Americans in large bipartisan numbers say the heating of the earth’s atmosphere is having serious effects on the environment now or will soon and think that it is necessary to take immediate steps to reduce its effects …
Yes – steps must be taken immediately. These effects are serious! But, hey, let’s not do anything crazy:
By large margins, respondents opposed an increase in pump prices of $2 a gallon, or even $1, to deal with environmental and energy-supply concerns.
UPDATE. In other poll news:
The French dislike themselves even more than the Americans dislike them, according to an opinion poll published on Friday.
UPDATE II. In yet more French poll news:
A poll recently conducted by an American university sent shock waves through the Finance Ministry in Paris. Researchers found that only just over a third of French people think a free market economy is the best system to develop the country.
Hit that link to view a BBC caption for the ages: “Students Laurent and Florence object to capitalist solutions.”