Posted by Rich Sweeney on March 3, 2008
Where I won’t be today: the Heartland Institute’s global warming skeptics conference in New York. The first page of the program says it all. John Tierney tells us that the meeting is an assortment of “climate scientists, economists and free-market think-tankers”. Are there really any economists out there who don’t believe in negative externalities?
Where I will be tomorrow: the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC). Too many interesting attendees and events to mention. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the DC area, even if it’s just the trade show floor.
Where I hope to never be: at the reception desk of the DC office (read: lobbying branch) of a petroleum company. On Saturday night I had dinner with a friend who is currently temping at the front desk of an oil company. She told me how at their staff meeting last week people just went around the room for twenty minutes complaining that global warming is “total bullshit”. She also told me that the higher-ups’ private bathrooms have $10,000 hand made Italian toilet-paper dispensers. Nuff said.