Wonder of wonders, Paul Krugman of the New York Times is optimistic about Copenhagen. What’s more, he calls cutting greenhouse gases (GHGs) both affordable and essential. Reducing GHGs may even help the economy, so there’s no reason to wait. Cap and trade systems have worked before; they can again.
In the wake of reactionary rulings by the Supreme Court that seized a woman’s right to abortion after the Justices had unleashed potentially lethal freedoms to gun owners, one can only shudder at the prospect of the court’s upcoming decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).