A Washington monument to failure

  • Article by: DANA MILBANK , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 12, 2013 - 12:12 PM

The National Mall has monuments to heroism, freedom and sacrifice. Pretty soon it will also have a monument to failure.

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garagewineJun. 12, 1312:50 PM

The complete absence of facts in this piece is quite troubling.

davehougJun. 12, 13 1:17 PM

Getting ready actually makes more sense than trying to prevent it. All the efforts at CO2 amount to basically please use less so our grandchildren rather than our children face the consequences.

englup01Jun. 12, 13 1:47 PM

OMG!!! I have gnashed my teeth and wrung my hands to the bone. Where should I send my check to save the planet?

noognyboogJun. 12, 13 1:54 PM

forgetting about human population growth again?

Lifeguard06Jun. 12, 13 1:58 PM

The the Chesapeake bay inland area is a natural swamp much like New Orleans any preventative measures will fail over time. Even draining the actual swamp not the proverbal ones will not prevent the bay from reclaiming the area.

andymoJun. 12, 13 2:13 PM

Hmmmm.....By the title of the article, one would think they finally broke ground on the "Obama Monument".

steve098Jun. 12, 13 2:33 PM

Liberal activists trying to slow down "global warming" by 2 degrees? They don't believe in God yet they think they can control His actions. Pathetic article and sources of "fact."

owatonnabillJun. 12, 13 2:34 PM

"Among climate-change activists, the realization is spreading that the combination of political inaction on greenhouse gases, plentiful new petroleum supplies and accelerating changes in weather patterns means there is no escaping more life-altering floods, droughts and fires." .............. TRANSLATION: Common sense has triumphed over misguided idealism.

gandalf48Jun. 12, 13 3:20 PM

I thought we lived in Minnesota where we just done with 6 months of winter. I don't really see a downside to global warming in this state...sucks for you people near the ocean but there's plenty of room here in the Midwest, I'm pretty sure there are all sorts of billboards about North/South Dakota being open for business.

endothermJun. 12, 13 4:05 PM

Well, it makes sense to prepare. I'm afraid that trying to slow or prevent climate change was always a long shot. People are just not very good at long term thinking and planning, especially when they have a self-interest in not changing their lifestyle. And politicians hardly ever ask people to sacrifice anything for the greater good. So, here we are. Good luck to us.


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