Re: IPCC and the environment

Calvin B. DeWitt (
Fri, 28 Jun 1996 09:51:52 -0500

Of interest to this discussion might be the paper by Herman E. Daly,
"Fostering environmentally sustainable development: four parting
suggestions for the World Bank," Ecological Economics 10 (1994): 183-87.

Of particular interest are:

"1. Stop counting the consumption of natural resources as income" and
2. Tax labor and income less, and tax resource throughput more."

Cal DeWitt

At 05:55 PM 6/27/96 EST, you wrote:
>I have just finished reviewing the last few posts on the IPCC document. Before
>I read the excellent rebuttal to Seitz and discovered his connection to the
>fossil fuels industry I was already suspicious. The following line from
>Seitz is a red flag to me:
>"If they lead to
>Press RETURN for more...
> #7 26-JUN-1996 14:43:43.85
>carbon taxes and restraints on economic growth, they will have a major
>and almost certainly destructive impact on the economies of the world.
>(Oops, sorry that return line got in there)
>I have discovered that the minute someone starts talking about environmental
>science findings and their negative impact upon economic growth and the global
>economy, they show their true colors as front people for business and industry
>and not particularly given to truth. I don't recall if I quoted the following
>old German proverb here or not, but it bears repeating: "Who's bread you eat,
>his song you sing." [or with the correct grammar: "Whose bread you eat, his
>song you sing"]
>Dean Ohlman
>Cornerstone College