Friday, December 6, 2013
Global Climate Change Windfall Benefits Safety Net Recipients in Maine
Maine Governor Touts Economic Benefit Climate Change Will Have In His State
as per Think Progress
"Climate change could have economic benefit to Maine, the state’s governor said Thursday."
The The Northern Sea Route, a shipping passage from the East Coast of the U.S. to Asia, has historically been blocked most of the year due to sea ice. Recently, due to warmer temperatures, the passage has opened up — in 2011, 18 ships made the journey through the passage.
This, according to LePage, is good news.
“Everybody looks at the negative effects of global warming, but with the ice melting, the Northern Passage has opened up,” Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said at a conference on transportation. “So maybe, instead of being at the end of the pipeline, we’re now at the beginning of a new pipeline.”
AND that pipeline leads directly to increased revenues for those who need it most in Maine. It's the least we can do after this:
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who? Because they must be more "virtuous"?.
Oh, never mind.