I think we rush too fast to the still-hypothetical global warming model. Also, my scientist husband (and many other experts) are not sure that the global warming logic/data is correct.
But putting global warming debates aside, this ambitious article outlines several goals--which are worthy, if indeed we achieve them and still preserve human families and jobs.
The article says on reducing emissions: "Pursuing sharp emissions reductions, however, would give America leverage to press China to do its part." However, China is not embarrassed by its still poor and widespread human rights violations. Why would China even care if the US reduces emissions?
When China wanted to host the last Olympics, they reduced pollution in their cities--at least enough to satisfy the Olympic Committee. That was real leverage.
V. L. Knutsen
St. John, IN
Apr 1 2009 - 3:13pm