CO2 Treaty Dead On Arrival
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Mon Jun 23 22:32:44 EST 1997
Richard Foy wrote:
> In article <3D0E9D2FB0E713A7.E275B1BBDE9E967F.AE6008F485588F5C at library-proxy.airnews.net>,
> Steve Conover, Sr. <Xscsr at airmail.net> wrote:
> >If "brain-dead reasoning" means ignoring some of the side effects
> >of a given political policy, because it is politically
> >counterproductive to include them, you are correct. Here are
> >some examples:
> >* The banning of asbestos helped kill the seven Challenger
> But the primary cause was a management decision to fly at a
> termperature below which the rocket engines had been certified for.
The asbestos was more resilient than its replacement,
and thus would have kept the challenger accident from
occurring. I recall Feynman noted this lack of resilience.
So, thus far we have environmentalists responsible for the
deaths of 2 million per year in India, and the deaths of
the Challenger astronauts.
Note, the asbestos that was banned is the harmless
variety (or virtually harmless, as almost nothing is
truly harmless). In fact, the stuff they are making/
made people take out of buildings (schools, et.c) is
the harmless variety.
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