26 May '11, 5pm

Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA) suggests trees cause global warming

The US taking itself out of any international process is no disadvantage. As the US approach is always to bully, cajole, bribe and threaten to get its way, 100%, or else, the absence of the US, and a few other troublemakers like Canada and, I regret to say, Australia, might be to the good. Copenhagen, for example, was a set-up from the start, with the West, led by the US, attempting to foist a WTO-style fait accompli on the rest of the planet, to their disadvantage. As for Mr Rohrbacher, his argument to fell old-growth, climax, forests and replace them with fast-rotation plantations is a familiar canard repeated by the life-hating Right here. The uniformity of these arguments across the world just shows how well-organised the thanatophilic Right really is. I doubt that this fellow is as thick as he makes out-the inanities are carefully calibrated to appeal to the denialist...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/26/dana-rohrbacher-r-c...

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