Shorter Robert J. Samuelson:
Stop worrying about Global Warming because:
- "We lack the technology to get from here to there."
- "In the United States, it would take massive regulations, higher energy taxes or both."
- "[U.S.] assaults against global warming are likely to be symbolic, ineffective or both."
- "We simply don't have a solution for this problem."
"To cut oil imports, I support a higher gasoline tax -- $1 to $2 a gallon, introduced gradually ..."
Why? Is it to use a regressive consumption tax to pay for "the huge retirement costs of baby boomers"
now that Bush's tax cuts for the rich make redeeming the $1.9 trillion special-issue Treasury bonds
much more difficult?