"No matter if the science is all phony, there are collateral environmental benefits . . . [C]limate change [provides] the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world." -- Christine Stewart, Canadian Environment Minister, Calgary Herald, December 14, 1998. "A global climate treaty must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the greenhouse effect." [This is the "Precautionary Principle" in action: government should take action even if there's no justification whatsoever for the action.] -- Richard Benedict, Clinton State Department employee, working on assignment from the Conservation Foundation.