by Ben Cohen
The Obama Administration is playing an interesting game of openly continuing many of the Bush Administration's absurd policies, while simultaneously reversing other aspects of it.
Thankfully, the environment seems to be a major concern of the Obama people, and they have moved swiftly to change the country's trajectory after 8 years of criminal neglect. Shockingly, it now appears that the Bush Administration kept secret military photos of the devastating impact of global warming in the Arctic. From the Guardian:
Graphic images that reveal the devastating impact of global warming
in the Arctic have been released by the US military. The photographs,
taken by spy satellites over the past decade, confirm that in recent
years vast areas in high latitudes have lost their ice cover in summer
The pictures, kept secret by Washington during the
presidency of George W Bush, were declassified by the White House last
week. President Barack Obama is currently trying to galvanise Congress
and the American public to take action to halt catastrophic climate change caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The revelation of these photos will help bolster the case for comprehensive CO2 emission reduction policies. While the Cap and Trade plan looks like a massive boon to investment bankers, the damage to the environment is now so severe that environmentalists may now be willing to accept anything that works.