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Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: It Isn't Nice to Fool With Mother Nature

"Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites."
-William D. Ruckelshaus

"Asked if he had changed his view on global warming Mr Bush said a speech he gave in 2001 recognised that green house gases were an issue. He went on 'I also strongly believe that technologies and the proper use of technologies will allow us to grow our economies and protect the environment.'
'The US goal is to neutralise and reduce green house gases over time. What I didn’t agree was a way forward that damaged our economy.'”
-Financial Times, July 7, 2005

"Yep, because looking for alternative energy sources and reducing pollution and our energy dependency could hurt the economy. A little climate change probably won't hurt anyone."

"This year's hurricane season is off to an exceptionally fast start, with four tropical storms already named since June 1, the most since 1851, Mr. Lepore said. Last year, three hurricanes - Frances, Ivan and Jeanne - caused billions of dollars in damage to oil sites.
Global oil markets cannot afford to lose any output as most producers are pumping at their maximum to meet record demand. Rising consumption has pushed oil prices up by more than 40 percent this year and has been responsible for doubling oil prices in the last two years.
The Gulf of Mexico accounts for a third of America's domestic oil production and has nearly 4,000 oil-producing sites, including 1,700 staffed platforms and hundreds of smaller single-well rigs. The concentration of so many production sites, as well as many refineries along the coasts of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, makes the American oil industry particularly vulnerable to storms and hurricanes."
-New York Times, July 7, 2005

"Oooo... Hurting the oil market. Prices rose yesterday to a new record $62 a barrel for oil, much of it due to fears of disruption of production in the Caribbean. And that of course doesn't include the costs to cities in Florida and Louisiana that get devastated by hurricanes. Kind of hurts the economy. You know, sometimes doing nothing can hurt more.."

"Nature to be commanded must be obeyed."
-Francis Bacon

"Nature encourages no looseness; pardons no errors."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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