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'CARBON CAPS' CAN BE USED TO LITERALLY SUFFOCATE ANY COUNTRY INTO ECONOMIC DEATH|
The whole question of "carbon-capping" countries may rest on a quasi-scientific belief that (1) there is a definite trend of global warming, that (2)global warming is bad for humanity, and (3)that it is human industrial and transport activity that is responsible for this warming.
But, such a framework is incomplete when out of the blue comes the notion that (1) countries currently producing less carbon emissions should be rewarded with economic credits, and (2) countries currently producing more carbon emissions should be slapped with carbon penalties.
Notice that the proponents of Carbon Caps avoid the use of the word "debit" in contraposition to their "credits". Instead, they use the word "penalty". Because, the very concept of carbon "debits" will logically lead to the question as to what past, not just present or future debits, any country has. And this leads logically to an accounting of what they themselves owe the world due to their past horrendously inefficient industrial and transport activities, which accounted for the bulk of the present carbon excess and therefore of global warming and its costs of remedy.
In all fairness, one should think that not just rich and poor, but past and present, contributions to carbon emissions, should have an economic value assigned to it. In that event, before the developing countries have to stop or reduce their industrialization and transportation development, the developed countries as a whole would need to shut down their factories and garage their cars for a few decades, to make up for all the Carbon Sins or Deficits in the past 200 years.
Now, if they are willing to do so, i.e., shut down their own industries and transportation systems to the barest minimum, and transfer their otherwise to be allotted credits to the developing countries so that they can catch up in productivity, and thus in their standards of living, then we can say, the playing field is now level, and a period of Pax Ex-Carbonata may now supervene.