On December 5, the Senate will try to move the Lieberman-Warner climate bill through committee and to the Senate floor.
According to the Washington Post, this bill will require a wholesale transformation of the American way of life. Your electric bill will double. 3.4 million Americans will lose their jobs. American GDP will decline by $1 trillion. And American consumers will be forced to pay as much as $6 billion to cope with carbon constraints.
These consequences will usher in a Dark Age for America.
We will be forced to spend more money just to heat our homes, cook our food, and generate our electricity. That home computer?
Gone if you can't afford the electricity to use it. Same goes for flat-screen TVs and even your child's video game system. And things will be no better at the pump: expect to pay four, even five dollars for a gallon of gas. At a minimum.
The only way to address the climate change challenge is through technology and energy efficiency. This bill avoids both.
It's time to Wake Up to Climate Change Legislation.