Thursday, June 5, 2008

Climate Debate: Democracy In Action?

David M. Herszenhorn has a piece today examining this week’s Senate action (or inaction, more accurately) as the debate over the Warner-Lieberman-Boxer bill aimed at curbing emissions of greenhouse gases stalled amid partisan parrying using age-old rules of order.

The NPR program “On Point with Tom Ashbrook” just had a useful discussion of this issue with William Nordhaus, a Yale economist who says progress is slow, but does foresee the country and world moving to having a price on emissions of carbon dioxide, and Joe Romm of, who says a carbon price must also come with a big federal push for energy efficiency and technology shifts. I did some brief scene-setting.]
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