CO2 Cap & Trade:
A No-Proof Regulating Plan Using CO2 Whores, Johns and Pimps
By John R. Hess
Will appear soon in Cool Profit$ Magazine
© 2007 All Rights Reserved
you're a governmental enforcer or elected legislator and you believe an industry
in your purview is doing something bad (or wrong). You'd really like to
shut it down, or get it to change its ways, but you have no actual proof
of harmfulness. In 2007 what's your best shot at regulating (controlling,
taxing, fining, defeating, etc.) this industry into submission? Answer: Cap and Trade.
see, if the overseeing bureaucracy really HAD THE PROOF of bad they would
simply write the regulations and that would be it. (Within three or four
example is when the copper/brass tin/lead radiator manufacturing and repair industry
started noticing employee illnesses resembling lead poisoning, and then identified
them as such. Soon, OSHA investigators were searching our businesses for sources
of soluble lead and its path into our bodies, which they quickly found. Within no time, worker blood-lead
limits were set and specific lead handling procedures established and
there were initial grumbles from those affected, like "I can eat that stuff and
it won't hurt me." But the industry soon began controlling
their lead; shop owners either eliminated it from their workplace or
established cleaner (and properly ventilated) working facilities.
(Cleaning radiator tanks with a wire wheel became a no-no.) Many learned how to
use alternatives like lead-free solder. Of course,
the big reason for less lead health problems in radiators was because
the industry switched to aluminum cores and crimped on plastic tanks.
(Which has pretty much killed the traditional radiator repair business.)
and Global Warming
Virtually all climatologists and other scientists concede that human
activity contributes to our the earth's greenhouse effect and
therefore adds some amount of heat into our air (Anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming (hereafter
But that's where it ends; there certainly is no consensus among that
same group that the added heat is out of control or that it is harmful
to us or our climate. The "AGW is harmful" proponents have no definitive
proof of the supposed harm. What they have instead is computer models
depicting very slight rising temperatures around the world, melting of
glacial ice and consequent rises of sea levels. Remember, computer models are
based a lot on the "best guess" of the person using the computer.
As of today, more and more scientists are producing more and more studies
showing the inaccuracies of the AGW-promoting studies.
What is Cap and Trade really comprised of?
Down and dirty: Cap and Trade is a system for controlling the
smokestack emissions (CO2
mainly) from power
producing companies (including municipalities). It can, however, be
extended to cover almost any significant product producer. In it, an
all-powerful central agency determines how much emissions each of these
companies can emit and issues them a permit so stating.
the emitter can cut back on their emissions they are free to sell their
unused portion to other companies who are unable to live within their allotted
amount. It also permits various companies to act as agents for those
wanting to sell or buy emission credits. Therein lies the
CO2 whores, Johns and
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