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A REAL MAN-MADE DISASTER - AT 2:09 P.M. ET:  From the Washington Post:

The Environmental Protection Agency sent a proposal to the White House on Friday finding that global warming is endangering the public's health and welfare, according to several sources, a move that could have far-reaching implications for the nation's economy and environment.

The proposal -- which comes in response to a 2007 Supreme Court decision ordering EPA to consider whether carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases should be regulated under the Clean Air Act -- could lay the groundwork for nationwide measures to limit such emissions.

COMMENT:  The economic implications of this are overwhelming, and potentially catastrophic.  And still, anyone who questions the "science" of global warming is denounced as a crackpot, even as distinguished scientists raise the most troubling questions. 

For a provocative take on this, see John Hinderaker's report at Power Line.

March 23, 2009