Fight Global Warming: Cap & Trade Carbon Emissions
Global warming, with entailed catastrophic climate change, is happening faster than projected just 5 years ago. International climatologists now believe that we need to cut greenhouse gasses, especially carbon dioxide, by up to 75% globally by 2050 if we are to prevent much of Southwest Asia from drowning, much of Africa from being a scorching desert, save the polar ice-caps, and prevent monster killer storms from being a regular feature of much of North America–as just some of the major of the major consequences. One major key to getting where we need to be is a “cap and trade system” that combines regulation with market forces to rapidly reduce industrial carbon emissions. Congress is now debating such a system, but the climate change deniers (and those in the pockets of the Big Coal and Big Oil lobbies) keep trying to derail it or water it down to nothing.
Below are explanations of how cap and trade works. It’s how we stopped the sulfur-dioxide emissions that were causing acid rain. Watch them and then call your senators and Congresscritters and urge them to pass a cap and trade bill with a strong and hard cap and to do so without delay. Get your church members, civic associations, etc. to visit your congresscritter and senators’ offices and register your views in person. Then write letters to the editors of your local papers supporting a firm cap and trade bill–THIS YEAR.
Here’s a 10-minute version.
And here’s a mayor who sees the jobs cap and trade will create. Watch him run the numbers.
Yep, save God’s creation (of which we are only stewards–currently pretty unfaithful ones) AND create jobs. Or keep selling our souls to Big Coal and Big Oil at the cost of the planet and the economy. Future generations, provided there are any, will judge our actions now and decide on their wisdom or foolishness.
We should have acted at the Rio Summit in ’92. We should have signed the Kyoto Treaty in ’97. We did neither and put the global warming deniers and flat-earthers in charge of the government after that. Now, we are all but out of time. We can’t wait until the economy gets better. We can’t wait at all.
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