Global Warming

Global Warming

There is now scientific consensus that global warming is a serious and ever worsening issue that demands serious attention. Indicators include the fact that 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record and, as of late January 2011, the warm temperatures in the northern Atlantic are unprecedented in recorded history. Cap-and-trade programs have proven successful where implemented, including in the European Union and the northeastern United States. The EPA also has the authority, under the Clean Air Act, to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

Commentary

Why on Earth Do We Listen to Those Who Cry Wolf?

Why on Earth Do We Listen to Those Who Cry Wolf?

July 28, 2011

New Hampshire Governor Defends RGGI

July 07, 2011

CASE STUDY: Koch Front Groups Attack RGGI – the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

April 13, 2011

Republicans Can't Name A Single "Job Killer" Regulation

January 25, 2011

Cry Wolf Quotes

If our manufacturers leave, whether for North Carolina or China, and they take their greenhouse gases with them, we might not have solved the problem but exacerbated it instead.

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California Chamber of Commerce President Allan Zaremberg. Greenwire.

We remain completely committed to the idea that we have a responsibility to make the environment of our state and world better. We’re not going to do it by participating in gimmicky programs that don’t work.

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Chris Christie (R), governor of New Jersey.

This program is not effective in reducing greenhouse gases and is unlikely to be in the future. The whole system is not working as it was intended to work. It’s a failure.

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Chris Christie (R), governor of New Jersey.

[RGGI is] regulation without representation.

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Lawrence Kogan, director of the Princeton, N.J.-based Institute for Trade, Standards and Sustainable Development (ITSSD)

Evidence

Backgrounders & Briefs

Economic Effect of Cap-and-Trade on Europe is "Imperceptible"

European Emissions Trading Scheme is a succesful carbon cap-and-trade system that has had an "imperceptible” negative impact on the European economy.

Resources

Blue Green Alliance is an alliance of labor and environmental organizations.

Green for All is a leading environmental oranization focused on creating green jobs for low-income communities and people of color.

Department of Energy alum Joe Romm runs Climate Progress out of the Center For American Progress.