Cap and Trade: The Big Picture

At Salon.com today, physicist Joseph Romm suggests how to frame the debate on “cap and trade”—and win it—as the bill passed in the House now heads for a vote in the Senate:

The key to framing a win on this bill is to portray it — accurately — as the single most important vote a member will ever cast. If we fail to stop catastrophic global warming, future generations will not care what we have done on issues like health care, the deficit and Iraq. If we fail to stop massive sea level rise, widespread desertification, and 10-degrees-Fahrenheit warming over much of the inland U.S. — all of which we face on our current emissions path — then every person who voted against this bill will be vilified by history.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to Cap and Trade: The Big Picture

  1. bassackwards says:

    Amazing. People still believe this crap. Cap & Tax is the biggest single tax bill that may ever be passed. People, quit being sheeple. Al Gore is going to make SO MUCH MONEY from the passage of this bill it’s unbelievable.

  2. hogcatch says:

    not debating the cause, just don’t agree with the outline of this thing! Some type of tax incentive will draw more capital into technology to solve our energy equations!

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