YOU SAY "China and India, in fact, have cap-and-trade systems to control emissions, while the U.S. does not. A proposed system for the U.S. passed the then-Democratic-controlled House in 2010, while it died in the Senate. China is, of course, the world's leading emitter of carbon dioxide, but it also has a population over four times the United States."
China, of course, burns filthy polluting brown coal and India burns wood [I've been in Delhi twice in January and the climate outside buildings is choking with smoke]. Neither actually ENFORCE their "cap-and-trade" emissions policies.
Last I checked, the US Senate was in the thrall of the Democrats in 2010. Could it be Reid's incompetence or the fact that several Dems thought cap and trade a bad idea?
And a poll of 'climate researchers' in 2010 overlooks NOAA's frequent press releases that the world's mean temperature has actually gone down since 1998. AGW is the "Cargo Cult Science" that Richard Feynman warned us against in his famous speech at Cal Tech in the early '70s. Lemming-like behavior among scientists is the norm, not the exception....
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