Tuesday, December 01, 2009

A Second Front in the Climate Change War

Some sobering global warming commentary from UC San Diego scientists puts Cap & Trade in perspective.

According to the scientists, the preoccupation with CO2 is all well and good, but none of our carbon suppression efforts will save the earth from catostrophic events like melting ice sheets-- that train has left the station.

Instead, the scientists argue that we should be focusing on "fast action strategies" that target other pollutants like low level ozone, methane, soot, and hydrofluorocarbons. If we make a dent in these pollutants, then we can avoid the "tipping point" of a global 3.6 degree warm-up, which supposedly has apocalyptic implications.

More noise amid the cacophony of voices that is the climate change debate, or a game-changing environmental strategy? You decide...