26 Jun 2009 Understatement of the Day
The New York Times, referring to the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill: “The bill has shortcomings.”
P.S. Apologies. I forgot to add that, except for the sentence quoted above, the NY Times editorial is also one of the most dishonest bits of writing you’ll ever come across. To name just one example, it ends on an implied claim that Waxman-Markey will prevent “drought, famine, [and] coastal devastation.”
In fact, Waxman-Markey, if adopted, will have an impact on the environment that is too scant to measure even if human beings are causing global warming through CO2 emissions.
As the headline of far, far wiser Orange County Register editorial put it, “Climate change bill all pain, no gain.”
Even environmentalists should oppose hurting people for no reason — and some of them, including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, do oppose Waxman-Markey.
The rest have no excuse.