It’s good for the environment. Well, until all the plants suffocate*. Mark Hertsgaard, in the Nation:
The IPCC says that rich industrial countries must cut emissions 25 to 40 percent by 2020 (from 1990 levels) if the world is to have a fair chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change. By contrast, the WBGU study says the United States must cut emissions 100 percent by 2020–i.e., quit carbon entirely within ten years. Germany, Italy and other industrial nations must do the same by 2025 to 2030. China only has until 2035, and the world as a whole must be carbon-free by 2050.
I don’t object to a man having a religion. I don’t even mind when his religion impacts his policy opinions. But this desire of the Left to mix their religion with their science is a definite problem.
*If this is what Hertsgaard was referring to – then no, the WBGU study didn’t say that. It doesn’t advocate quitting carbon emissions entirely. Because that would be stupid. As opposed to the stupidity of thinking that the world has to, and is going to, immediately reduce its carbon emissions by 40% and stay there, but that’s another post.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.