A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
In Paris, Mayor Anne Hidalgo which sounds about as French as fries has issued a fatwa banning diesel-powered cars built before model year — and is hoping to ban them all the way through model year Imagine if you owned one of those 32 million.
Your car now worthless to you. Or to anyone else. A similar thing would no doubt have occurred in Washington had the election gone a different way. It turns out they do have consequences; your vote does matter. Libertarians I am one need to grok this. We do not live in a perfect world and are likely never to experience such.
Because some of us would have kids and some of those kids would inevitably turn out to be Clovers, too. Plus, we Libertarians are far from unanimous on things.
I took flak before the election for urging that Libertarians vote for Trump, arguing that the alternative was far worse. The contrast between Washington and Paris at this moment bears this judgment out.
Trump has issued a regulatory freeze — just days after his inauguration. That is, a person who does not believe in a static climate.
He perhaps has noticed there are sometimes hot days and sometimes cold days. And that perhaps this occurred before the first Otto Cycle engine burped C02 into the ether. He may have opened a book and learned that the air we breath is mostly — overwhelmingly — nitrogen.
With the next largest slice of the pie being oxygen 21 percent and then a very thin slice being C02 about. And now we have a president who appears to be.
This is good news. Lame Duck Barry being a good democrat lower case you see. Of all the regulations Trump must stand athwart and call Halt!
But to economic activity in this country. What is not possible is to reduce the volume of carbon dioxide coming out of the tailpipe — without reducing the amount of internal combustion going on under the hood.
The engineering object of the past more than 40 years has been to convert the gaseous results of internal combustion from reactive to inert compounds. Which now constitute the bulk of vehicle exhaust, more than 95 percent of it.
And why would you want to? It does not cause or contribute to smog or to acid rain or to asthma or to allergies or to any human health problem. The mere thinking of it induces what used be called neurasthenia in people who are… neurotic.
Or at least, gullible. How large is the home Barry The Ex has moved into? Why does Al Gore drive a Cadillac Escalade? It begins — and ends — in our homes. Trump appears to be a heretic; he does not believe.
This also makes him dangerous. To the regulatory apparat as well as the power apparat. If he follows through, he may not live. I believe it is that serious.
They know what the stakes are. All their Jenga castles are on the verge of toppling. But, for now, there is hope.The Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The new Library of Congress opened in Its interior design was based on the Paris Opera House and was constructed of marble, granite, iron, and bronze.
It has many classical characteristics, such as Ionic columns and relief sculptures, and features a large number of statues.
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The name "Paris" is derived from its early inhabitants, the Celtic Parisii tribe. The city's name is not related to the Paris of Greek mythology.. Paris is often referred to as The City of Light (La Ville Lumière), both because of its leading role during the Age of Enlightenment, and more literally because Paris was one of the first European cities .
Barely two years ago, after weeks of intense bargaining in Paris, leaders from countries announced a global agreement that once had seemed impossible.
For the first time, the nations of the. June 28, | Climate Change, Renewables & Efficiency Trump’s Backward Stance on Climate Ignites Cities, States. The silver lining beneath Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is that we're seeing action on .