From the Wall Street Journal’s Political Diary e-mail:
Quote of the Day II
“I no longer care much about the science [of global warming]. To me, the central question, and the one that few are willing to discuss in depth, is: Then what?… Fossil fuels now provide about 85% of the world’s total energy needs. Even more important is this corollary: Increasing energy consumption equals higher living standards. Always. Everywhere. Given that fact, how can we expect the people of the world — all 6.6 billion of them — to use less energy? The short answer: we can’t…. The developed countries of the world can talk forever about the virtues of solar panels and windmills, but what the energy-poor need most are common fuels like kerosene, propane, and gasoline” — Texas Observer writer Robert Bryce, author of the forthcoming book “Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of ‘Energy Independence.'”
You’ll note we talk in terms of “energy security” around the NAM as a more realistic and achievable goal. Importing oil from Canada doesn’t really bother us as a matter of economics or foreign policy. Although having access to U.S oil and natural gas reserves should come first.
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