But that’s exactly what South Dakota just did.
The whole point of our condemnation of Cap and Trade is that there is not sufficient evidence of global warming to jam a ton of wealth-redistributing taxation down our throats. And, just likewise, there is no evidence that nothing is happening to our climate either.
Science is reacting to the IPCC mess. It is our hope that scientists stop and offer to start their investigations over again: either disprove it and we move on, or prove it conclusively with good data collection. Then we can analyze the results and determine good policy.
But writing off the possibility of climate change with legislation is the wrong direction to go. And indeed, the Czar expects this is less about good scientific skepticism and more about embarrassing Al Gore.
Post script: can someone explain why the word astrological appears in HR 1009?
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.