I was afterwards sorry for this though if I ever travel again I shall trust to none but natives as the climate of Africa is too trying to foreigners.
The attention of a traveller should be particularly turned in the first place to the various works of Nature to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur.
I am in the process of trying to decide whether I can make a substantive and productive contribution to the policy-making process. I was always there because I wanted to work on the pressing issues of the day - I'm interested in energy I'm interested in the climate bill and technology policy.
I have run large organizations I know what it takes to create a healthy business climate and I have more experience than Jerry Brown doing that. So it'll be a stark contrast a career politician vs. someone who has met a payroll gotten a return on investment knows how to use technology to do more with less.
If we invest in researching and developing energy technology we'll do some real good in the long run rather than just making ourselves feel good today. But climate change is not the only challenge of the 21st century and for many other global problems we have low-cost durable solutions.
I think we are all interested in end-times ideas and also in the current climate that we are all living in where money is a little harder to come by things continue to get expensive gas prices are not too far from people's heads. There are more and more people. Human society's going to have real problems.
I sort of feel that climate change will be solved by science. I just feel instinctively that we will find a way of saving ourselves. But I am less confident that we won't destroy ourselves in other ways.
Unfortunately Climate Science has become Political Science. It is tragic that some perhaps well-meaning but politically motivated scientists who should know better have whipped up a global frenzy about a phenomena which is statistically questionable at best.
If Margaret Thatcher took climate change seriously and believed that we should take action to reduce global greenhouse emissions then taking action and supporting and accepting the science can hardly be the mark of incipient Bolshevism.
Unfortunately things are different in climate science because the arguments have become heavily politicised. To say that the dogmas are wrong has become politically incorrect.
The science linking the increased frequency and severity of extreme weather to the climate crisis has matured tremendously in the last couple of years.
Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics versus on its own merits. I can respect that.
Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons regardless of race or gender may have the opportunity to earn respect responsibility advancement and remuneration based on ability.
Nevertheless there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming.
Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade.
In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate the husband the landscape.
I want to use my position of leadership to help move along at a faster pace what I believe and know the Obama administration wants to do around the urgency of climate change.
China and India will take the global leadership on climate change: they are suffering for it.
If we want to implement climate protection worldwide countries like Germany which are capable of developing new technologies will have to hand over some of their knowledge. We can't expect to have our cake and eat it too.
The climate the economic situation rising birth rates none of these things give me a lot of hope or reason to be optimistic.
Today's business and health care climate may not be pleasant. Cutbacks pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone's job easy. But that does not mean that the humor need stop.
The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists but it's all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it.
It's funny when you're a kid how you can acclimate to almost anything.