Cap and trade not scientifically justified

Cap and trade policies are widely touted as an answer to global warming. But does the science support this assertion? Not according to climatologist Chip Knappenberger of New Hope Environmental Services who has this to say: “The effect on ‘global warming’ of such measures is scientifically meaningless. A full implementation of Waxman-Markey’s 83% reduction of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions would prevent only about one-third of a degree Fahrenheit of projected warming by the year 2100 — an amount so small as to be virtually undetectable. Basically, the climate impact of the cap-and-trade bill will only be to set back — not stop — projected global warming trends by a few short years.”




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