Pick one of the topics and delve into them. Feel free to include in your postings questions prompts for your fellow classmates.
1. Kyoto is passed due, but we can look at the controversy and failures: (a)Developed vs developing responsibilities and abilities (b)Where are the benefits and costs felt? Is it really fair to fence off forests in Africa where people are still dependent on them for food so that we can buy carbon offsets for private transportation and new plastic gadgets that were made cheap in Asia?
2. Tax vs cap – http://climatelab.org/Cap_and_Trade How does a carbon tax or cap and trade scheme work? Here is an article to help. It is all in the details. Where are we counting the carbon (at the production site, the pump, your house, etc.)? You can also look to Europe and Australia for examples of where these policies have been enacted. Please look for balanced pieces.