Comments on: A scheme by any other name… http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/07/a-scheme-by-any-other-name/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Steve Allcock http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/07/a-scheme-by-any-other-name/comment-page-1/#comment-339430 Fri, 08 May 2009 22:06:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12881#comment-339430 I don’t think it says anything about Americans other than Kanna’s excellent observation that to many the word scheme has a negative connotation. As she point’s out Carbon Trading is a difficult concept to clearly articulate and when you’re trying to convince an already skeptical populace as to it’s validity referring to it as a “scheme” surely doesn’t help your position. This is an important issue, one that needs to be promoted successfully right out-the-gate, clouding the important discussion with dubious branding will impact a people already weary of climate change and wary of the stock-market, trading and government intervention. Let’s get this right!

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/07/a-scheme-by-any-other-name/comment-page-1/#comment-339405 Thu, 07 May 2009 13:25:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12881#comment-339405 What does this say about Americans. We can’t act upon necessity unless people use the right words or talk to us in a pleasing manner. Or are we just that jaded and overly cynical.

More to the point cap and trade require integrity and stewardship in government oversight. Further, politicians would have to risk the temptation of viewing the “scheme” as nothing more than cash cow. I find that a tall order to fill considering economic conditions and the current group of seated officials. Out of a 787 billion dollar stimulus package (bomb) they only allocated 50 or 60 billion for energy and infrastructure. It is evident to me the only thing Washington takes seriously is election campaign fund raising.

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By: jd http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/07/a-scheme-by-any-other-name/comment-page-1/#comment-339404 Thu, 07 May 2009 12:40:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12881#comment-339404 scheme is a great description, as cap-and-trade meets all definitions. a clean and healthy environment is in everyone’s interest; the politicising of such by the tax-and-spend control freaks on the left is in nobody’s interest but theirs

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