In Marita's world view, which coincides perfectly with that of oil and gas industry, the American way of life is defined by and dependent upon the unquestioning and growing consumption of energy. PERIOD. Change means loss, doom, dread, shivering in dark caves, going on The Road and not in a good way.
Read the whole thing if you want to torture yourself with her rehashing of climategate. The awful white on black lettering at the Eye blog is almost worse than her condescension and use of italics. Or wait and the Journal will publish this tripe.
The climate has always changed and it always will. This is not consensus it's simple fact backed up by empirical data. How did some of us become so arrogant as to actually believe that we could destroy the planet by burning carbon based fuels? Sheesh!
Silly arrogant goose! Be afraid, but be sure and be afraid of the right things: Cap and Trade, Climategate/Copenhagen, and Carbon Rulings.