The Washington Post editorial page yesterday took after Bernie Sanders for his childish views on energy, noting that if he had his way it would set back the cause of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Worth a sampling:
CAN THE country do without nuclear power and natural gas? Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thinks so. But his position would set back the fight against global warming. . . he had already promised to phase out nuclear power nationwide by steadily retiring existing reactors. Mr. Sanders has also attacked fracking, the process of fracturing shale formations deep underground in order to extract natural gas. . .
In fact, if we are serious about global warming, we will ignore Mr. Sanders’s sloganeering.
Actually, if we are serious about any subject, it would be best to ignore Mr. Sanders.