LAS VEGAS – On stage at Harry Reid’s National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Thursday was a parade of Democratic politicians touting planet-saving platitudes and assorted palliatives.

Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus pulled out and dusted off one of Obama’s favorite putdowns for those global warming skeptics, calling them members of the Flat Earth Society.

“Ignoring these kinds of issues of climate change while also disregarding the economic benefits that individuals and companies can have by reducing their energy use and conserve resources is just an irresponsible response to a serious problem,” she declared in her thick Georgia drawl, though she has lived in Nevada most of her life.

“Instead, I believe Congress should be going in the opposite direction. We should be moving aggressively to provide loan guarantees for clean energy development, to extend those tax credits …”

At this point she was interrupted by applause.

She also was greeted with applause when she mentioned her support for proposed EPA regulations to cut power plant carbon output by 30 percent, though she did not deign to mention it will cost the economy $270 billion a year, eliminate the equivalent of 2.9 million jobs a year through 2040 and increase the price of residential electricity by 15 percent.

Titus went on to call for educating people about the threat of climate change. “Educating people is very important. We should educate them beginning at a very early age in kindergarten,” said the former UNLV professor.

Education or indoctrination?

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