Yesterday a bill that would at least begin to address on a national level the global catastrophe to which we are careening died. Had the bill passed, this country would reduce carbon emissions almost seventy percent by the middle of this century. It's too tough. It will harm the economy, some said. It isn't tough enough. It won't help things that much, others said. Erich Pica, the director of Domestic Policy with Friends for Earth, called it a 'good exercise'.
Thanks to Senators John Warner, Barbara Boxer and Joe Lieberman for putting on their track suits and at least introducing the exercise.