Sunday, January 3, 2010

Leading Global Warming Alarmist: Cap and Trade May Increase CO2 Emissions

Global Warming Hoisted with Its Own Petard

James Hansen — the world’s leading climate-scientist-alarmist told Amy Goodman this morning that cap and trade not only won’t reduce emissions, it may actually increase them:
“The problem is that the emissions just go someplace else. That’s what happened after Kyoto, and that’s what would happen again, if—as long as fossil fuels are the cheapest energy, they will be burned someplace. You know, the Europeans thought they actually reduced their emissions after Kyoto, but what happened was the products that had been made in their countries began to be made in other countries, which were burning the cheapest form of fossil fuel, so the total emissions actually increased…”
Environmental groups such as Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace are also against cap and trade (and see this and this), as is the head of California’s cap and trade program for the EPA.

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