In not one, but TWO articles in major news outlets this week. Don't worry about delaying your retirement, forcing your kids to take out more loans for their college education, or helping out your neighbors who are unemployed - carbon emissions have gone down! Thank God! So sayeth Newsweek in this thoughtless little piece on how the world's recession is good for the planet. How can anyone think that unemployment among the world's poor is somehow "good?" I mean where have sensibilities gone?
At least in the case of this piece from the Boston Globe they have some regional bias which explains the hypocrisy. I mean this is the same place where the liberals from New England are happy to have wind power, as long as it doesn't ruin the view from Cape Cod.