“Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore is busily training an army of organizers to go out and spread his environmental gospel ahead of key climate talks in Paris later this year.
“At each session, he delivers an updated version of his Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” using the latest news footage and startling videos to show how the very fossil fuels that have powered so much innovation are leading to the demise of society.
“Air so hot it melts airport runways, floodwaters that crumble roads and bridges, methane that blows terrifying holes in Siberia and air pollution so thick it has shortened life expectancy in China by several years featured prominently during his three-hour presentation in Miami this week.
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So the Asia Trade proposal will include some commitments to climate and enviro and carbon control regs that are not subject to congressional action. Continue reading
No, no, no, certainly not. The following comes from academician Robert Kuttner writing about carbon (or so he thinks), markets (or so he thinks) and too much freedom (or so he thinks). BTW, ivory is 30% collagen, which contains the “C” word. Not sustainable. Unfortunately, gross ignorance of real science seems to be flourishing.
‘But in the world where we actually live, markets do not produce the “right” price. There are many small examples of this failure, but also three immense ones that should have discredited the libertarian premise by now. Global climate change is the most momentous. The price of carbon-based energy is “correct”—it reflects what consumers will pay and what producers can supply—if you leave out the fact that carbon is destroying a livable planet. Markets are not competent to price this problem. Only governments can do that.’
California’s new global warming tax on fuels starts in 2015 and they are lined up to see the snow. Continue reading
They have a low threshold for absorbing the costs that are measured in billions for compliance.
Marita Noon and her weekly commentary. I cannot improve on it.
New California “carbon” taxes are set to raise fuel prices by as much as $1.30/gallon. If you are a favored industry they will exempt you from environmental rules. Continue reading