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2 Wreck Economy? ♦
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3 Peak Oil?
4 Global Warming?
5 Free, Cheaper?
6 No Free Lunch?
7 Energy Plan
8 Learn from OPEC
9 World Oil Market
10 Corn vs Climate
11 Synfuels Again?
12 China + Coal
13 Charge OPEC
14 Tax = Market?
15 Cap Politics
16 A Carbon Untax
17 Untax Works
18 Untax is Fair
19 An Oil Untax
20 Fuel Economy
21 Future Tech
22 Throw Money ?
23 Kyoto Broken
24 Global C Price
25 World Cap?
26 Enforcement
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Hurricanes & Global Warming

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Chapter 2. Wreck the Economy?
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The Kyoto treaty would have wrecked our economy, if I can be blunt.

George W. Bush, 2005.

If I may be blunt myself, of all the fears concerning climate change and addiction to oil, the fear of wrecking our economy is most paralyzing and least substantial. But even if the costs were greater, turning away in fear from the challenges of climate and addiction would sell short America’s past and lay our own responsibilities at the feet of future generations.

The irony of America’s energy policy, from the Kyoto agreement in 1997 through the present, is that by shouldering little responsibility for our energy use, we have once again handed the power of the oil market to OPEC. The connection is straightforward. The Kyoto treaty called on nations to reduce their use of fossil fuel, mainly coal and oil. Reducing the use of oil makes oil less scarce and reduces its price. In fact, as we saw in the previous chapter, reducing the world’s use of oil was what crushed OPEC’s market power for eighteen years.   more

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