04 Apr '11, 5pm

What Should Obama's Environmental Policy Platform Look Like For 2012?

What Should Obama's Environmental Policy Platform Look Like For 2012?

If you apply that to climate policy, wanting to end up with a policy that is in line with the best scientific advice, you don't start by offering up something that is already less than halfway to that goal. Granted, even such pathetically modest offers were non-starters in the past couple of years. But if that's the case and passing domestic climate legislation is likely to be no less difficult in coming years, at least start with a proposal that is scientifically solid--not the laughably low 17% below 2005 levels by 2020, but perhaps 50-60% below 1990 levels by 2020. That way in the ensuing haggling you have at least a small chance of reaching a compromise that isn't a mockery of science.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/what-should-obama...

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