Climate activists cheer UN report: 'We need a radical transformation, not incremental shifts, towards a global land use and food system that serves our climate needs.'
Climate Depot's Marc Morano Note: Get ready! UN coming after your burgers & steaks to save the planet. This is yet another report from UN IPCC intended to empower UN bureaucrats to centrally plan our lives for no impact on the climate.
Still not willing to put in a meat patch to stop your cravings for meat? Well, there is a solution to that too. If you don't care about stopping eating meat, you can take drugs to make you care! Liao proposed "pharmacological enhancement of altruism and empathy…could increase the likelihood that we adopt the necessary behavioral & market solutions for curbing climate change." He envisions a way to induce an allergy to meat, to help people reduce their consumption of animals.
The Hil: Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are introducing competing bills that aim to put a tax on carbon. The push to regulate greenhouse gas emissions come as both Democrats and Republicans face pressure from their constituents, and in some cases the fossil fuel industry itself, to regulate carbon emissions that lead to climate change.
Flashback: ANALYSIS: CARBON TAXES INCREASE GLOBAL CO2 EMISSIONS. PERIOD. - 'Not only does the logic show that carbon taxes in the West will invariably increase global CO2 emissions, but so does the empirical evidence...adopting carbon taxes in the West will actually raise global carbon emissions by offshoring economic activity from relatively environmentally-friendly places, like the USA and Germany, to places with lax environmental laws, like China. Open Markets & Offshoring, or How Carbon Taxes Raise Global CO2 Emissions. Wealth is like water: it flows to the lowest possible point, and continues to do so until the level is equal. This is why consumers chase cheaper goods, why investors look for undervalued companies, and why multinationals offshore to cheaper markets. This last point—offshoring—is why Western carbon taxes will actually increase global emissions.'
Inslee’s plan, dubbed “Freedom from Fossil Fuels,” aims to transition the United States to “100% clean energy” and “will responsibly phase out oil, gas and coal production, carbon-intensive infrastructure and exports.”