Answers to Notable ... and Quotable

The correct sources of the quotations posted with this update:

1. "It is a badly flawed piece of public policy .... The Waxman-Markey bill may be the best bill the political system can produce, and surely it is far preferable to doing nothing .... It's not too late to change our minds [and opt instead for carbon taxes or "a tough new regulatory regime."] D. Washington Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein, May 22, 2009.
2. "I'm trying to make clear what the connection is between the science and the policy .... Somebody has to do it .... This particular problem has become an emergency." F. Attributed to NASA/GISS Director James Hansen By writer Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker, June 29, 2009.
3. "If we expect the Chinese and Indians and others to embrace an international system for reducing these gases, we must be the leader" ... "we will no longer be preaching temperance from a barstool." B. Rep Edward Markey (D-Mass), quoted in David Farenthold Washington Post article, "Caps, Trades, and Offsets: Can Climate Plan Work?," May 26, 2009.
4. "If man can walk on the moon, we can unite to defeat our common carbon enemy." C. Mohamed Nasheed, the Maldives' president, in New York Times magazine, May 10, 2009.
5. "The gulf between the countries of the industrialized world and what is usually referred to as the developing world is, if anything, growing, or at least solidifying." A. Attributed to Harvard University Economist Robert Stavins by Reporter Jeff Tollefson in "Climate Talks Snarled Up," published online June 16,2009.
6. "We're at the point where we desparately need some higher-level leadership to get this process going." E. Attributed to World Wildlife Fund's Keya Chatterjee, deputy director for climate change, by Reporter Jeff Tollefson in "Climate Talks Snarled Up," published online June 16,2009.

June 25, 2009