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This post was edited by abramicus at 2012-10-22 03:19|
GLOBAL WARMING IS A SCIENTIFIC QUESTION - CARBON CAPS ARE A POLITICAL-ECONOMIC QUESTION - CARBON CREDITS MUST BE MATCHED TO PAST CARBON DEBITS OF EARLY INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES BEFORE CAPS CAN BE IMPOSED.
Even if carbon emissions should be reduced for some valid reason, the countries with low carbon emission industry and transportation standards of today cannot just impose penalities and fines on developing countries that cannot afford such luxuries, because they themselves were the worst producers of carbon dioxide in the past 2 centuries. If they have a methodology to measure the carbon dioxide production of any country of today, they must also accept a methodology to measure the carbon dioxide production of their own country in the past two centureis. Such past emissions of carbon should be considered "Carbon Debits" which would almost necessitate an immediate cessation of their producing any more carbon for the next ten years, and they should not be rewarded for doing what they owe to the world as the debit of carbon was incurred by them in modernising their societies. Rather, their carbon allowances should be given to the developing countries, keeping the global carbon emission constant or even on a declining path, until such time as the carbon debits of the industrialzied nations have been transferred to and used up as carbon credits of the developing countries.
Since so many factors affect the net concentration and amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, not just human activity but also volcanic activity, the debate is likely to go on for a long while.
At one time, the proponents of global warming were the minority and were being persecuted or silenced by the opponents of global warming. Now, it might be the opposite. Neither side is right in using politics to decide a question of scientific fact. On this issue, China and America actually stand on the same side. Neither accepts carbon caps, even though on the scientific side of the debate, China tilts more toward accepting global warming, and America, less. Now Canada has abandoned the Kyoto Agreement. Warming up the tundra for agriculture, though, might actually be what Canada is hoping for.