Sunday, June 18, 2006

"Manufacturers" as critics of climate change

The lobbying group, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) -- which has a blog, believe it or not -- for some reason thinks it's in their best interest to poke holes in the arguments of those warning of the possible impacts of global warming. This, from an organization that lists among its priorities the development of satisfying employment opportunities, investments in the future, and the improvement of US competitiveness in international markets.

So, why they don't embrace climate change and work to realign US manufacturing toward the next green revolution? (See the ApolloAlliance for more.) Oh wait, I know! They represent entrenched US manufacturers, not the ones that take the risks that will keep the US competitive in a global market.

Note to self: whenever someone says that responding to climate change is "bad for business," make that "bad for established business interests."

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