Wednesday, May 31, 2006

New Nominee for Treasury Secretary Is Pro-environment.

NBCNews last night reported that the new nominee for Treasury Secretary, Goldman Sachs Chairman Henry M. Paulson Jr. as at odd with president Bush's views on the environment issue. ThinkProgress confirms this and apparently, the man "not only endorses the Kyoto Protocol to limit greenhouse emissions, but argues that the United States’ failure to enact Kyoto undermines the competitiveness of U.S. companies". I think that's a major argument one can use against those Conservatives who have a short view and claim that the Kyoto Protocol makes no economic sense.
And so the nomination of this sucessful businessman, Chairman and COE of Goldsman Sachs, a major investment bank is paradoxically strongly opposed by a coalition right-wing groups seeking to cast doubt on climate science, such as the National Center for Public Policy Research, describing Paulson as “diametrically opposed to the positions of [the Bush] Administration.”
That's great!

NOTE on the Environment:
MIT separately reported new evidence yesterday supporting the idea that global warming IS causing stronger hurricanes. (NYTimes)

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