Saturday, November 08, 2008

Back to the environment

With the campaign taking up so much of my attention over the past several months, I haven't offered you much concerning climate change lately. Fortunately, Frank Ford sent me a Salon article today entitled "Bush's seven deadly environmental sins". Now after each "sin" is described the author, Katharine Mieszkowski, explains what Obama's mission needs to be. Here's the introduction:

Nov. 8, 2008 Somewhere up north, a polar bear, on a melting ice floe, is wiping its sweaty brow, thinking, "Fewer than 80 days before these oil freaks are out of office." It hardly bears repeating that George W. Bush's record on the environment makes his own father look like Teddy Roosevelt by comparison. By taking environmental policymaking away from scientists, and turning it over to industry cronies, Bush has made a mockery of the nation's environmental laws and values.

Bush's myriad environmental sins could have him serving penance for years. But we decided to highlight seven of his most deadly. We also invited leading environmentalists to outline Barack Obama's mission for cleaning up the nation's land, water and air.

I do recommend that you click through and take a look. Very illuminating.

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