Like, lots and lots of foamy bubbles
. Really - that's a lot!
Like, yet another soon-to-be failure of a house bill on marijuana legalization
sponsored by Barney Frank and Ronny Paul. Puff.. puff.. NOT PASSED.
One last thing: even the folks who said they thought the climate was in trouble over the last few years are saying they were wrong: it's much worse
. Okay, I'm baiting. It's a London economist waxing on about the impending doom of a smoggy future, the consumer nations' over-reliance on coal, and the important part that carbon capture and sequestration will have to play if we expect to be breathing Earth's air in 2050. Blah, blah, blah, it's been said, heard, forgotten, and ignored before and it will be again. I do think one important point is made, though:
A global carbon trading system would be the "glue" for a worldwide climate deal
I've discussed carbon trading
before and if you're familiar with my opinions on it then you know I think it is one more layer of complexity through which "mandated corruption" will proliferate. Nevertheless, I agree that there is potential for a worldwide system to act as a stepping stone towards adoption of other global initiatives, as well as collaboration across nations.