Comments on: Bush’s climate plan: good sense, “Neanderthal”, or both? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/18/bushs-climate-plan-good-sense-neanderthal-or-both/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jeremy Tager http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/18/bushs-climate-plan-good-sense-neanderthal-or-both/comment-page-1/#comment-334702 Sun, 20 Apr 2008 10:32:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/18/bushs-climate-plan-good-sense-neanderthal-or-both/#comment-334702 Even the question indicates how far far far the US has to go before it even understands the depth of the problem that we all face. A 60-80% cut in emissions for the United States is a major undertaking. It will require Government to understand that the entire economy and society must transition from the current petroleum base to a variety of different, alternative measures. This will not happen through voluntary means. And the longer Governments wait to act the more people will be hurt. Serious steps will require targets, regulatory enforcement and deep incentives from government to move the economy and the society to a new footing. Stop subsidising big business that does nothing. Stop
starting wars over oil. Stop offering tax cuts to the wealth or corporate welfare to Agribusinesses (such as biofuels – talk about insane!)
Who cares whether we call the Bush plan ‘neanderthal’or not? Will it accomplish the kinds of cuts that are needed. Absolutely and obviously not.

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