The nation's most prominent publicly funded climatologist is officially angry about this, blaming democracy and citing the Chinese government as the "best hope" to save the world from global warming. He also wants an economic boycott of the U.S. sufficient to bend us to China's will.
"I have the impression that Chinese leadership takes a long view, perhaps because of the long history of their culture, in contrast to the West with its short election cycles. At the same time, China has the capacity to implement policy decisions rapidly. The leaders seem to seek the best technical information and do not brand as a hoax that which is inconvenient."
"After agreement with other nations, e.g., the European Union, China and these nations could impose rising internal carbon fees. Existing rules of the World Trade Organization would allow collection of a rising border duty on products from all nations that do not have an equivalent internal carbon fee or tax.
"The United States then would be forced to make a choice. It could either address its fossil-fuel addiction ... or ... accept continual descent into second-rate and third-rate economic well-being."
You're paying this dude's salary folks.
Do you ever wonder if idiots like this stop to think what his job would be like in a communist dictatorship like China?
Everything is wonderful there.
Does he think he would get to be this critical of the government if he lived in China?
One wrong word and he is permanently re-assigned, to a prison camp.
Further, what does he think happens to his job if we become a second or third rate economy? Think we will be able to afford luxuries like NASA?
Just more proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.
There is good new for him though. Obama is planning to do the very thing he has proposed. Now that the people have spoken and thrown out the Democratic majority in the House, Obama has gotten the message, ignored it, and will pass rules on climate change by executive order.
So see, this scientist gets his dictatorship after all.