Saturday, August 19

Kyoto research

My buddy Jim has a post on why he's switched teams from Repub to Dem. Reason #1 is Kyoto. Let me think about this:

+ The whole buying and selling of carbon market thing seems like a good idea.

+ Global warming is a fact. But is it proven that we people are majorly affecting it? Could be a climate swing, right?

+ The US beef concerns developing nations and their participation, arguing that the US economy would be damaged if we're beholden to these standards and developing nations (notably India and China) are not.

+ 'The recent Copenhagen consensus project found that the Kyoto Protocol would slow down the process of global warming, but have a superficial overall benefit.'

In sum, Kyoto's not the slam-dunk many of us have taken it for.

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