EPA Administrator Jackson confirmed an EPA analysis showing that unilateral U.S. action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would have no effect on climate.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) presented the chart to both Jackson and Secretary Chu, which shows that meaningful emissions reductions cannot occur without aggressive action by China, India, and other developing countries. “I am encouraged that Administrator Jackson agrees that unilateral action by the U.S. will be all cost for no climate gain,” Sen. Inhofe said. “With China and India recently issuing statements of defiant opposition to mandatory emissions controls, acting alone through the job-killing Waxman-Markey bill would impose severe economic burdens on American consumers, businesses, and families, all without any impact on climate.”
Why would anyone want a job killer enacted into law?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:05 AM on Jul. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 AM on Jul. 9, 2009
Ya don't say? So, passing cap and trade and causing all of our manufacturing jobs to seek other countries to operated out of with the same amount of pollution won't reduce pollution? Oh, you mean it will only reduce it in the USA and it will make it worse for OTHER COUNTRIES?
Makes us sound sort of selfish and elitists now, doesn't it?
Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Jul. 9, 2009
Answer by thundernlight at 9:13 AM on Jul. 9, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 9:15 AM on Jul. 9, 2009
This just reeks of 'Not in my backyard' to me. If Cap & Trade passes it will be the death of manufacturing in our country. We may as well all move to Mexico, because that's where the jobs will be. The only good thing that can come of it is that a lot of illegals will go back home.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:20 AM on Jul. 9, 2009
and before I get a barrage of comments calling me a bigot, I don't mind immigration, but I am firmly against ILLEGAL immigration.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:22 AM on Jul. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 AM on Jul. 9, 2009
Uh, it doesn't change anything. So if our manufacturing jobs go to some other country, they still produce pollution. That doesn't change. The only thing that changes is the location and health of the community they set up shop in. But if you are okay with losing jobs and helping pollute an already heavily polluted place, effecting the health of the citizens of those communities, then skippy for you.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:34 AM on Jul. 9, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:03 AM on Jul. 9, 2009
Global warming is the biggest fraud ever put forth on the world. I know ALL the scientist have "proven" it. Well, not all and it isn't proven. There are many scientist who have done studies on ice cores from the arctic and antarctic. They have found that the "warming" is a natural occurrence which happens in a cycle. We are at the peek of the warming and a cooling trend will happen over the next 10,000 years until we are in a deep ice age again. It is a 25,000 year cycle. However, this doesn't get anyone government grants, private contracts, or a Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing.
Answer by jesse123456 at 12:03 PM on Jul. 9, 2009