Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘summit’

Paths of Glory

George Leigh Mallory was an English mountaineer who participated in the first three British expeditions to scale Mount Everest in the early 1920s.  He is famously quoted in a reply to the question “Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?” with: “Because it’s there.” Paths of Glory is a novel about Mallory’s obsession with reaching the summit of Mount Everest and his struggle between the two women he loved; his wife and Chomolungma (the Tibetan name for Everest which is short for “Jomo Miyolangsangma”  or Mother Goddess of the Universe).  Masterfully written by Jeffrey ArcherPaths of Glory was like watching Mallory’s life unfold and may make you question what you’ve always been taught about the foreboding mountain.

New Carbon Dioxide Rule Riles

epa_sealLeaders from around the world are flying their private jets to Copenhagen this week to attend a summit to develop a framework for global governance predicated on man made global warming or climate change.  With this meeting as a backdrop, the United States Environmental Protection Agency is expected do designate carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant.

This “endangerment” finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require sources that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to take measures to reduce emissions regardless of whether the legislature passes the unpopular cap and trade legislation.