Monday, July 06, 2009

Getting Darker in the Western Sky

I really don't know any other way to describe such a concept:
To fairly divide the climate change fight between rich and poor, a new study suggests basing targets for emission cuts on the number of wealthy people, who are also the biggest greenhouse gas emitters, in a country.

Since about half the planet's climate-warming emissions come from less than a billion of its people, it makes sense to follow these rich folks when setting national targets to cut carbon dioxide emissions, the authors wrote on Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
It's really not important as to how they could possibly police such a fascist scheme let alone the likelihood of it coming to pass anytime soon. The important thing is that it's not being laughed off the national stage. These nuts will be taken seriously in the coming global climate control talks.

My late grandmother once made what I thought was a strange comment when I was staying at her home as a kid--she said 'one day they'll find a way to tax the air". It didn't make sense then.

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