Spot on, "What In The Tucket?" and "lost in DC!"CO2
is a by-product of fossil fuel combustion, but it is not a pollutant.CO2 and water vapor, are greenhouse gases, but they warm our planet only
slightly and beneficially, not catastrophically. And what little warming that
does come from the greenhouse effect is mostly a result of big brother, water
vapor, not CO2.
Carbon dioxide CO2 is not a pollutant. It is beneficial and crops are better as
the amount rises. Climate change is due to variations in the sun's out put
and only a tiny effect from CO2. 31,000 scientists of whom 9,000 had Ph.
D's said man probably not a factor in climate change. CERN foremost
particle physics lab in France near the Swiss border says temperature forecasts
should be down graded. Northern Europe had its worst winter in decades. It may
be we are going to a lowering of ambient temperature not good. The
problem is nitrogen and sulfur oxides they are pollutants from fossil fuel
burning, Coal mitigation is reasonably priced if CO2 is not taken out. Trains,
diesels, all trucks, buses should be on natural gas as it has almost no toxic
emissions. Cars can go to electric,
Tyler Dso if a company's employees have to breathe, if it's
production processes require air, who do they pay for that? How are those
"production costs" captured?we all exhale CO2 22 thousand
times a day. Are you saying we should be taxed for the cost of producing the
energy required to keep ourselves alive? calling CO2 emissions a
production cost is like calling hitler a phylanthropist. No one is
"owed" anything for emissions. Govt is right to place controls over
toxic emissions, but CO2 is not toxic.but thanks for admitting dudd
and frank were both in bed with bad bankers and their bill was a failure. there
I agreed with hilary, the big banks should have been busted up.
What is bad economics is not accounting (in the price of your product) all the
costs associated with producing that product – and pollution/greenhouse
gas is a cost. To believe otherwise is promote crony capitalism masquerading as
real (i.e., Adam Smith) capitalism.When industries are allowed to
ignore certain costs (e.g., externalities) they are essentially privatizing
their profits and socializing their costs. And as any true conservative will
tell you, socialism is a bad thing.This is precisely what happens
repeatedly in the financial industry and what the most conservative members of
Congress publicly decry regularly - though behind the scenes they seem to do
everything in their power to continue this wealth destroying, financial
boom-bust cycle (see the recently House passed CHOICE Act). This
btw is one of the many ideological overlaps between the Tea Party and Occupy
Wall Street. The fact that we have yet to see true banking reform (Dodd-Frank
was severely watered down by the financial lobby) should tell us all we need to
know about the true masters of our public servants.
@lost in DCWe get PM2.5 alongside a lot of our carbon emissions in the
Salt Lake valley. That one is a pollutant.
Carbon dioxide is colorless, odorless, and non-toxic. Doesn’t sound like a
pollutant to me. People can die from too much water; does that make water a
pollutant?If we institute Fee and Dividend, what happens to all
those who become dependent on the dividend once we finally wean ourselves from
fossil fuels? How will we replace those payments?Bad economics, bad
policy, bad science, bad idea.
Pollution affects everybody. Companies that produce it should be made
responsible for the effects.
“Studies show that 87 percent of our MOCs are most impacted by their
constituents' input.”I wish this were true
The study “Testing Theories of American Politics” shows that we
are living in an oligarchy; that when it comes to the big “hot
button” political issues (as opposed to, say, asking your congressman to
help you with your VA benefits) our elected officials respond to their big money
donors – or vote in line with the ideology that got them those donations
in the first place.
This is bad economics, bad public policy and bad "science." A wealth
redistribution scheme intended to steal from the poor.