With this Denali hoopla, let's not miss the irony. McKinley's vice president, Teddy Roosevelt, famously said "Conservation is a great moral issue for it involves the patriotic duty of insuring the safety and continuance of the nation." President Roosevelt would have acted patriotically to cut emissions. Today, he's turning in his grave for the state of his party. TR's party immorally ignores scenes of Alaska's changed climate. They harp about Denali's name being restored based on a petition from Alaska's legislature 40 years ago — and Congress failed to act on that petition, too. It's a mountain of irony.