17 Jul '12, 7pm

U.S. leads the world in cutting CO2 emissions — so why aren’t we talking about it?

U.S. leads the world in cutting CO2 emissions — so why aren’t we talking about it?

And of course the right isn’t eager to talk about it either, since conservative dogma tells us that there’s no way to grow the economy and shrink CO2 emissions at the same time … and yet, uh, that’s what’s happening. At the end of 2012, our economy will be much larger than it was in 1996, yet its carbon emissions will be the same. If conservatives acknowledge that it’s possible to loosen the link between climate pollution and economic growth, they’ll have to explain why we shouldn’t do a whole lot more of it.

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-policy/u-s-leads-the-world-in-cu...

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