Steve Johnson - The genius of environmental comedy

In 2005 U.S. sources released 7.26 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases. That’s an increase of 0.8 percent from the previous year. The average increase per year since 1990 has been 1.2 percent.

Of course one could think that this slower growth could have to do with a petite little hurricane called “Katrina”. You remember, right? Oil and gas supply was disrupted and as a result the gasoline price jumped up.

Another possible cause might be a lot of environmental initiatives set in motion by local authorities, fed up with the federal governments phase of denial when it comes to environmental issues.

But in a colbertesque comedy stunt Steve Johnson, head of the EPA, suprises us with his conclusion:

The Bush administration’s unparalleled financial, international and domestic commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is delivering real results.

As America’s economy continues to grow, our aggressive yet practical strategy is putting us on track to reach President Bush’s goal to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas intensity 18 percent by 2012.

This guy is a comedic genius. I can’t wait to see how he will amaze us once he gets his first HBO show.

Source: Yahoo News


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