Re: US policy Was Re: [asa] Subglacial Water System Moving

From: David Opderbeck <>
Date: Thu Feb 22 2007 - 14:20:58 EST

But let me throw out some questions for you Rich:

1. do you agree that the EU cap and trade program implemented under Kyoto
has been a failure
2. do you agree that one reason the EU cap and trade program has been a
failure is because players with a strong financial interest captured
regulatory process and distorted emissions goals
3. do you agree that the distortion of the EU cap and trade program has
negatively impacted poorer, less developed countries within the EU
4. do you agree that a global cap and trade program presents even stronger
opportunities for regulatory capture than a regional program such as the
5. do you agree that a global enforcement mechanism for a global cap and
trade program presents real concerns about democratic governance

(Obvious disclosure: I'm in the "warming is a problem but Kyoto is garbage"

On 2/22/07, Rich Blinne <> wrote:
> On 2/19/07, PvM <> wrote:
> >
> >
> > And as a bonus question:
> >
> > 1. Do you accept that the widening and deepening of the ozone hole
> > was, as the data suggest, caused by humans?
> My double bonus questions for Janice:
> 1. Do you accept that the both the cap and trade of sulfur dioxide and the
> Montreal protocol banning CFCs are proven, successful, mitigations?
> 2. Do you accept that the time frame in which both of these were
> implemented (the 1990s) did not mark a period of economic collapse in the
> U.S.?
> 3. Do you accept that because of Title IV cap and trade, SO2 went down 3
> million tons to 5 million tons below 1980 levels? (Source: EPA)
> 4. Do you accept since Montreal the controlled CFCs have ceased the
> increase observed before about 1992 and have either leveled off or are in
> decline? (Source: Montzka et al., 1999)
> 5. Do you accept that this resulted in the levelling off of the Annual
> Greenhouse Gas Index for these gases while the AGGI for CO2 has increased
> 21.5% since 1990? (Source: NOAA) Note: AGGI is a measure in Watts per
> square meter of the amount of the radiative forcing a given GHG has.

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