Friday, September 28, 2007

The Final Solution To All Global Warming

Ok, that's a slight overstatement. I wanted to get your attention, though. This article, in City Journal, a market-centered policy journal, argues persuasively against carbon "cap-and-trade" programs. Such programs are increasingly popular (one now exists in Europe) solutions to Global Warming. According to the author, a better policy would be to implement a straight-up tax on carbon emissions and remove the numerous state and local regulations which currently make it almost impossible to build nuclear power plants. A thought-provoking piece.


Anonymous said...

Nuclear is defintely the way to go. Silly outdated fears of nuclear power need to be overcome. Just don't put it near my house.


Anonymous said...

Today global warming news is very danger news for earth life. Now this global warming issues takes big picture for this world. Now we are aware about this issue.

Seb said...

Interesting. I had been a pretty solid supporter of cap-and-trade until I read this; that position doubtless had to do with the fact that I recently wrote marketing copy for an emissions-portfolio-management firm.

I am somewhat...irritated, though, by the author's seemingly sneering insouciance about global warming. How much evidence does it take, for all love, to establish that the current climate of the Earth is unlike anything in the available evidence of its history...and that we really have no idea how severe the consequences might be? Uncertainty on this question is not, I think, a valid reason to assume that "things will just work out." The available evidence seems to indicate that the climate will work itself out, all right, but not in a way that is particularly advantageous to human civilization. I think to suggest otherwise is to be as disingenuous as an ID "scientist" arguing that evolution is "just a theory."