Global Warming--Financial Incentives Can Help

The Global Warming Debate is Over. Now what do we do?

The NY Times's David Leonhardt reports that the global warming debate is over in Washington and explains why "cap and trade" offers the best hope for a solution. Here's a link to his article in today's NYTimes, 3-28-07:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/28/business/28leonhardt.html?ref=business

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Woemwood 9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

We do not need the scientists or the governement to tell us anything about global warmiong, what we need is to eliminate the greedy commercial giants those that deforestate this planet and you have the problem solved. I know what you will say now what about the motor car? the poluting factories? well the answer is again, the greedy giants, think about it.


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Ralph Deeds 9 years ago Author

Well, how do we do it? The "greedy commercial giants" seem to have a lot of influence over government policies and the passage of laws.


Dayat 9 years ago

I have many home work in my school, so i try to find a pleasure with watch the oprah show abaut global warming. but i can't memorize it again when i have a lot of home work about global warming. can you help me? if you want to help me please send your answer to my email. OK?


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Ralph Deeds 9 years ago Author

I suggest you take a look at the many Hubs on global warming and other sources on the Internet. A great deal of information is available.


Dayat 9 years ago

can you tell me what makes the global warming, please! you must answer my question OK?


Dayat 9 years ago

Quickly, please? i have to answere it or my teacher will be angry to me?


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Ralph Deeds 9 years ago Author

The majority of scientists believe that global warming is being caused by greenhouse gases which have accumulated in the atmosphere for the past 100 years since the beginning of the industrial revolution. The principal greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide released through the combustion of coal in electric power plants and by motor vehicles through the burning of fuels made from oil--gasoline and diesel.

Of course, natural factors beyond our control also affect the global climate--for example, variations in the energy released by the sun.


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Freegoddies 8 years ago

The Industrialist are the contributors of global warming,God save the earth.

http://globalwarming.cagora.com


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Ralph Deeds 8 years ago Author

Thanks for the comment!


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Ralph Deeds 8 years ago Author

Thanks for the comment!


Satyabrata Maiti 7 years ago

I am from India.

The politicians who deny that global warming is a problem used to be the biggest obstacle to a solution.They have lost the argument.we,the common people have to come to fight against global warming as soon as possible.But we need money.plzz help us...

We have to fight...We have to live in the beautiful world....


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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago Author

We agree! Thanks for the comment. I'm an admirer of your countrty.

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