Do you think Obama should still attend?
James Hansen, the director of Nasa’s Goddard Insitute for Space Studies, told The Times that he planned to boycott the UN conference because it was seeking a counter-productive agreement to limit emissions through a “cap and trade” system.
“They are selling indulgences there. The developed nations want to continue basically business as usual so they are expected to purchase indulgences to give some small amount of money to developing countries. They do that in the form of offsets and adaptation funds.” he said.
...“If they sign on to anything like they are talking about then it’s definitely counter-productive. Any time you start down that path, it’s time wasted. We would do better taking a year time-out and figuring out a better path.”
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:11 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
Will you send this article (that had to be retreived from a foreign newspaper, no less) to your elected officials?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:15 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 10:17 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:25 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by jewjewbee at 10:28 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
"They are selling indulgences there."
I agree with this statement. Like I've said before, it's the equivalent of beating your dog while donating to the animal shelter. One does not negate the other. Cap and Trade is a joke, and if this administration truly believed in climate change, they would agree. Cap and Trade is a political move, not an environmental one.
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:34 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 10:35 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by jewjewbee at 10:58 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Dec. 3, 2009