Global Climate Change
Good post. I think global warming is partially due to man and mostly due to natural warming trends and events currently beyond our control. Of course that means less than nothing since I am definitely not an expert in this area. But I do have an opinion and I've heard scientists scream about this and that in the past only to not see it come to pass or actually have it disproved.
Regarding the US pulling out of the treaty. Personally, I wish we didn't. I wish we got everyone bac to the table to negotiate a better treaty. In my opinion, there is that word again, that treaty is nothing but a job killing tax on the West in general and the US in particular while giving China, India, Brazil, Russia and a host of other countries a by on producing carbon emissions.
No here is the thing, the US and the West already have reduced their carbon emissions a tremendous amount and at a tremendous cost in dollars and euros and lost jobs. Why do I say that? Had the resources spent on that been spent on producing jobs the unemployment rate would be considerably lower. Now, I agree we needed to clean up our act, but we have. Now it's time for the of the BRIC countries to clean theirs. They are spewing a tremendous amount of crap into the air.
In my opinion, last time I promise, these countries are using these accords as a way to gain the upper hand on the US and the West regarding production and we are letting them. So, let's not let use these accords for that purpose, rather let's actually get a good deal on the table that reduces the carbon footprint of all countries involved.