Carbon Emissions

Re: my last post on the demise of coral reefs, partly due to global warming and partly to carbon dioxide.

In today’s New York Times, there’s an article on differences within the upcoming Obama administration on restriction on carbon emissions. Basically it’s Summers vs. Browner (looser restrictions vs. strict ones). Summers’ argument, during the Clinton administration, was that aggressive action to reduce carbon emissions might have a negative economic effect.

I hope that Browner wins this time around. Our oceans, our coral reefs, and, perhaps, life as we know it, cannot withstand the great increases in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.


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