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Author: Sebb Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 971  
Subject: Re: US under Bush better than EU on GW emissions Date: 12/19/2006 3:06 PM
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I think they are gloating while they point out how the EU is wasting its time and money, they don't really want the US to do anything.

It's a cliche but it really seems to fit: I've watched various individuals and organizations go through the traditional 'grief' path to understanding change : climate change : and the WSJ is no exception (they are at step 2):

1) Denial
2) Minimization/bargaining (It's true but it doesn't matter / something else is more important / it doesn't apply to me / the free market or technology or God or the Great Spaghetti Monster will fix it for us)
3) Despair (We can't fix it and either I'm going to party till the lights go out, or I'm going to crawl into a cave and weep)
4) Engagement (combined with "I knew it all along" or "it wasn't worth engaging then, but it is *now*, so that's why I changed my mind)
5) Making money out of it (any ideas??)

Sebb

P.S. I score myself a 3.5

P.P.S. OK, this isn't quite the traditional grief curve, but you know......
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