Some hopeful news amid the global warming gloom: The latest report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that controlling global warming is both doable and affordable.
According to the study, the world’s nations could get greenhouse gases under control by 2030, with a modest investment in new technologies, auto fuel standards and other anti-warming measures.
The fixes would add about $100 to the cost of every ton of carbon dioxide pumped into the environment — or about an extra $1 for a gallon of gas.
The Bush administration immediately rejected the costs as provoking a worldwide recession, but the report argues that many of the strategies would actually stimulate the economy by fostering innovation and jobs.
And the longer we wait, the report said, the costlier the fix will be. “If we continue doing what we are doing now, we are in deep trouble,” said Ogunlade Davidson, co-chairman of the group.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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