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America is FINISHED = Barack Obama to cut emissions in vow to save planet
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 16599138:MV8yMjc0NDUwXzM4NjgzMjU0XzcyMzk1NTgx] [quote:Anonymous Coward 42132317:MV8yMjc0NDUwXzM4NjgxMzgwXzZCMzE0RDY5] [quote:luridanimus:MV8yMjc0NDUwXzM4Njc0OTExXzc1RUQyNDgz] I think we should fight against all "sin" taxes, or well taxes in general, ha! As such I don't agree with "carbon taxes". However, that doesn't take away from evidence that we might be encountering a serious problem. Yes, it is a might, but a might with a ton of support via environmental issues. The whole "weather is cyclical" perspective is just not enough to explain it or is the warming of the sun. Many scientist consider both of these, but we can't deny human involvement. That is simply willed ignorance. [/quote] Why can't we deny it when one volcano can release as much shit into the atmosphere as we have in the last 150 years. If we have any effect at all it is less than 1%. [/quote] Lets assume your numbers are correct. We still have volcanic activity annually. So we are adding our 1% to the 150 years worth of our 1%. In a system that has overtaxed and damaged means to clean itself it will only create more pressure on the system to work beyond it's means. Moreover, the particulates in the atmosphere, as well as the "greenhouse" gases are only a part of the whole picture. [/quote]
In sweeping proposals released after four years of frustrated efforts, Mr Obama ordered new curbs on carbon emissions from power plants and called for America to ready its defences against an already-changing climate.
The president also surprised environmentalists by signalling he would reject a controversial oil pipeline if it was found to “significantly exacerbate” the problem of carbon pollution.
“I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that is beyond fixing,” Mr Obama told students at Georgetown University. “As a president, as a father and as an American I’m here to say we need to act.”
Mr Obama first promised a new push on climate change during his inagural address on a freezing morning in January, warning that failing to cut emissions “would betray our children”.
Today, as Washington sweltered in the summer heat, Mr Obama finally laid out the details of his plan, which can be carried out by executive order and therefore do not need Congressional approval.
link to www.telegraph.co.uk
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