27 Feb '12, 7pm

"What ‘left’ and ‘right’ really mean on climate change (hint: nothing)" Grist

"What ‘left’ and ‘right’ really mean on climate change (hint: nothing)" Grist

Ezra Klein had an interesting post last week about the arbitrary nature of what gets coded “left” and “right” in today’s policy debates. He mentions cap-and-trade, which was the subject of bipartisan consensus from 2000 to 2008, at which point it abruptly became socialist. Klein is right that the ideological coding of the climate debate is peculiar, but he’s barely scratching the surface. The left-right alignment on climate is completely scrambled, in part because the real battle, as we shall see, is not ideological. On the same day, Brian Merchant had a post on Treehugger about “the right-wing case for a carbon tax .” Technically it should have been called “the right-wing case for carbon pricing,” since it cites a Washington Post op-ed from Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and two of their former Republican colleagues that advocates either “a market m...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-change/what-left-and-right-reall...

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