Climate Files 46 / Cap and Raid

Earth's damaged climate is a bit BIG to be fixed using capitalism products and trading schemes.
Earth's damaged climate is a bit BIG to be fixed using capitalism products and trading schemes.

The cap and trade legislation has been “put off” until well after the Copenhagen summit in December. It’s pushed into spring, 2010, if then.  If you want to read some better bills than cap and trade, which should be called Cap and RAID, you can check out all the other bills that intend to mitigate climate change. There are a lot of them!

This episode contains recent news and the “Huge Mistake” by the  EPA attorneys gone rogue who have lots of  information about cap and trade.   The same rogue EPA attorneys interview on DemocracyNow here.  Many environmentalists are very disappointed with the whole concept of capping and trading permits to pollute.  The Carbon Tax Center site has a great list of the other, better bills here.

A Carbon Tax, Not a Cap and Trade

Carbon trading isn’t working

EU emissions trading scheme an ’embarrassing failure’

Peru is losing its sacred glaciers to climate change.  Slideshow of amazing photos is here.

Floods and Droughts: How Climate Change is Impacting Africa.

Also discussed in this episode:  The Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle is now on sale at Best Buy.
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Initial Report: 2009 Brammo Enertia

One of the new, sneaky greenwash sites:  GERrrrr  (don’t take it seriously, folks).

Payal Parekh’s blog is here. Her interview on the Real News network, if you want to see it (the entire interview audio is in this episode) is at the Real News network ‘Cap-and-trade won’t cut it’ Pt. 2.

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