Friday, May 29, 2009

Chart of the Day

From Steven Hayward of Pacific Research Institute and AEI, in his 2009 Index of Leading Environmental Indicators:

source: 2009 Index at 21
(via FOX News)


OBloodyHell said...

Well, you KNOW what they'll claim about this one:

"Well, Mr. Clinton inherited the results of the bad policies of the Reagan/Bush era, while Mr. Bush enjoyed the fruits of the Clinton era environmental efforts".


Carl said...

Even apart from the unsupported assumption in such a claim, I note that basic economics normally dictates that additional marginal reductions in pollution are more difficult/expensive than earlier ones. Advantage--again--Bush.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

It has never been about the actual quality of the environment. It is about saying the correct things about the environment, a proxy for being a member of one tribe versus another.

The European method, making dramatic statements about the environment (or anything, actually) while somehow neglecting to do anything constructive, is more to their liking.

My Turing code is "hippers."