Video: The Story of Cap and Trade

1 December, 2009 — Climate & Capitalism

A fast-paced, fact-filled look at the climate solution most favored by profiteers.

Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the “devils in the details” in current cap and trade proposals ….

The Story of Cap & Trade from Story of Stuff Project on Vimeo.

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Why do we allow the US to act like a failed state on climate change? By George Monbiot

26 June, 2009 – Monbiot’s blog

The Waxman-Markey climate bill is the best we will get from America until the corruption of public life is addressed

‘Whether he is seeking environmental reforms, health reforms or any other
improvement in the life of the American people, Obama’s real challenge
is to address corruption of public life in the United States.’
Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP

It would be laughable anywhere else. But, so everyone says, the Waxman-Markey bill which is likely to be passed in Congress today or tomorrow, is the best we can expect – from America.

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