Trying to Get a Straight Answer on California's Carbon Caps


  1. Basically, my objection to major legislative action to curb climate change isn't political exactly. It's that the measures that would have to be taken to actually have a meaningful impact on the climate would have to be more heavy-handed and extreme than the situation warrants. I'm not as convinced as Rod that the potential impact of climate change is catastrophic. Part of that is just my upbringing; my grandfather's a geomorphology professor emeritus at Cornell. Whenever climate change would come up in conversation he'd always point out that the earth, in terms of geological time, is in a relatively cool period at the moment. That aside, it seems hard to measure the cause and effect relationship between carbon caps and climate change.
  3. Notice, this didn't actually address the question.