What the world needs now is to reduce carbon emissions

Christian Science Monitor
by Daniel Schorr

02/09/07

In his State of the Union address last month, President Bush went out of his way to stress that the challenge of global warming would be met by new technologies. He was undoubtedly aware that soon afterward would come a report by a distinguished international panel of scientists saying that global warming is here and now, and primarily caused by human activities. And then the words that carbon-burning industries hate to hear — that the world can be saved only by a ‘really massive reduction in emissions,’ in the words of Richard Somerville, a lead author of the study. To the hundreds of scientists on the international panel, the menace of global warming is unequivocal. But to the industries that produce the emissions from the smokestacks and tailpipes, nothing is unequivocal...

//www.csmonitor.com/2007/0209/p09s02-cods.html



Climate bills are self-defeating

Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Steven J. Milloy

Will 2007 be the year that the U.S. signs up for global warming regulation? After looking at the five climate bills being considered so far in the 110th Congress, I’m not so sure it will be. A bill drafted by Senate Energy Committee chairman Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is the most economically palatable bill and seems to have the most interest on Capitol Hill. But it would likely accomplish little in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions — the ostensible purpose of global warming regulation...

//www.cei.org/gencon/019,05756.cfm


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