Whoa whoa whoa! whats happening here? Is that CO2 crow you're eating? how does it taste?You cant go from being a flaming liberal greeny and completely flop without explanation on the CO2 issue.
This caught me off guard, especially since I wasn't aware I had flip-flopped on CO2 at all. So I went back and reviewed what I had written. The sentence to which I assume the reader is referring is this one:
And really, is CO2 even that bad? Climategate has shown us that there is a very real possibility that scientists aren't completely sure about the long term effects (and cause) of rising CO2 levels.
Now I can understand how this seems a flipflop, and for that I apologize. But although I acquiesce that climate scientists have potentially not been entirely empirical with their data, that does not mean I personally think that the case for anthropogenic Earth-destruction has been weakened. As I ranted here, there are innumberable other examples of humans desecrating this globe like Godzilla in Tokyo. And personally, I think we have been belching an ignoble and sickening amount of gaseous death into our own air. All I was suggesting was that setting some sort of CO2 cap, and/or forcing reductions with no well established incentives other than idealist bullshit, limits both capitalism as well as innovation.
Better, I believe, is a world where businesses can (semi-) recklessly spew whatever they want into the air but busy and ingenius engineers have devised methods to not only capture that airborne waste, but to profitably utilize it.
Arbitrarily setting some sort of CO2 "point" above which a country cannot go does no one any favors, not even Earth.