[ RadSafe ] extremism
sjd at swcp.com
Wed Mar 21 22:45:15 CDT 2007
Ruth Sponsler wrote:
"In addition, in a completely separate story, Anne Lauvergeon of
Electricite de France and former CIA director John Deutch have said that
the United States should act to cap emissions of greenhouse gases or risk
leadership. http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/19/business/green.php ...."
She also appeared to scoff at Jaworowski for not being a
climatologist ("Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski is not a climatologist.").
What are Deutch's credentials as a climatologist?
The above linked article (from the International Herald Tribune)
calls Deutch an "energy specialist" who is now a professor at MIT. WHAT is
an "energy specialist" and why did the IHT conveniently forget to tell us
what Deutch is professing?
The article also says, "Deutch advocated an additional tax of
about $1 a gallon, or 26 cents a liter, on gasoline, diesel fuel and other
petroleum products in the United States, coupled with a tightening of fuel
economy standards for U.S. car manufacturers, to encourage fuel efficiency
and damp demand, while recognizing that such a move would be politically
Note that he only wants to beat up on US taxpayers and US car
manufacturers. What's with that? No one else in the world drives cars or
Furthermore, Anne Lauvergeon of Electricite de France did not
endorse capping emissions, nor did she peddle that nonsense about the US
"losing global leadership." That was all from the "energy specialist."
Tacked on at the end of the article we read this:
"While Deutch placed great expectations on carbon capture and
sequestration technology to reduce emissions from coal-fired power
stations, notably in China, a parallel report to the Trilateral Commission
by a French energy executive, Anne Lauvergeon, cast doubt on that solution.
"Lauvergeon, chief executive of Areva, which builds nuclear power stations,
said the capture and storage of carbon emitted through the burning of
fossil fuels was too often presented as a miracle solution.
"This technology would 'not play a significant role in the limitation of
carbon emissions for half a century,' she wrote."
If anything, Lauvergeon is opposing Deutch's proposals. (Is she
an extremist too, or is Deutch the extremist for only wanting to tax US
citizens and only wanting to push around US auto manufacturers?)
sjd at swcp.com
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