New Speaker of the House John Boehner: "The idea that carbon dioxide ... is harmful to our environment is almost comical."Photo: republicanconferenceBecause nothing closes the window of opportunity on peaking greenhouse gas emissions by 2015 quite like a new of speaker of the House who once expressed outright disbelief about the veracity of scientists' claims regarding the threat of climate change, geologists published a paper this week suggesting the Earth will take 100,000 years to recover from the effects of the global warming resulting from our current emissions trajectory. In an election season characterized by countless acts of questionable taste, …
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