Studies: CO2 Must Cease Altogether

June 9, 2008

Using advanced computer models to factor in deep-sea warming and other aspects of the carbon cycle that naturally creates and removes CO2, scientists, from countries including the United States, Canada and Germany, claim: We must bring carbon emissions down to near zero to keep temperatures from rising further (Elperin 2008).

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The debate surrounding climate change reveals the myriad of methods available for propaganda production. After watching the DVD entitled The Great Global Warming Swindle produced in response to Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth, I wanted to read more on critical responses to both.

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation hosted Larry Lohman’s March 8, 2008 lecture to the Climate Justice Chicago Coalition entitled A Critical Conversation on Carbon Trading and produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) in which he discussed how carbon trading creates transferable rights to dump carbon, slows the social and technological change, promotes socially and ecologically destructive practices and is ineffective and unjust. It was part of a speaking tour in the US.

A Selected Timeline of Critical Events

1990 Cap and trade was designed and tested in the United States, as a program within the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. The Economist magazine claimed it was “probably the greatest green success story of the past decade.” (July 6, 2002). Lohman claimed the concept of carbon trade distorted the goals of Kyoto Protocol.

Webliography and Bibliography

Durkin, Martin. The Great Global Warming Swindle.

Gore, Al. Inconvenient Truth.

Eilperin, Juliet. 2008. “Studies: CO2 output must cease altogether: Research points to years of warming even with ambitious emission cuts.” The Washington Post. March 10.

Lohman, Larry. Development Dialogue no.48 “Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change, Privatisation and Power”

Lohman, Larry. 2008. A Critical Conversation on Carbon Trading. Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

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