In fact, we're not the only nation whose people are questioning climate change schemes. In the European Union, energy prices skyrocketed after it began a cap-and-tax programme. Meanwhile, Australia's parliament recently defeated a cap-and-tax bill. Surely other nations will follow suit, particularly as the climate email scandal continues to unfold.
In his inaugural address, President Obama declared his intention to "restore science to its rightful place." But instead of staying home from Copenhagen and sending a message that the US will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices, the president has upped the ante. He plans to fly in at the climax of the conference in hopes of sealing a "deal." Whatever deal he gets, it will be no deal for the American people.
But let me put a fraternal question to the other side of the aisle here in British politics - and to the popular end of the right-wing blogosphere in particular.
Of course, they have every right to disagree with the Tory leadership and the broad consensus among governments around the world.
But, on a point of information, Tory Bear, Tim Montgomerie, Guido Fawkes, Iain Dale, Douglas Carswell et al, please advise
... I wonder is there anything in the Sarah Palin op-ed you would disagree with?
PS: But let me exempt the one nation wets of the Tory Reform Group, who have commendably weighed in with a new pamphlet (PDF), foreword from Nick Stern and all, calling for a Churchillian level of ambition at Copenhagen and beyond.
Its good to hear a different voice from the right. There is even as essay on 'Making Green Conservatism a mass movement'. There may be just a little way to go.