“We’d Have Cap and Trade by the Morning”

That’s the punch line from Jon Stewart in this video about Republicans trying to fry the planet. Thanks to this tweet by Gernot Wagner for the link.

The one thing that would change their minds, in Stewart’s opinion: If Obama started to embrace the denial agenda.

I am not sure about that. But I agree that they might change their opinions very fast.

The only thing necessary for that is that fossil fuel companies finally understand that regulation forcing them to sell less of their stuff would be good news for their prices and their profits. They would make their lobbyists spend their substantial funds in the opposite direction from now.

Even so, “by the morning” may be somewhat optimistic. But a week or two should be quite enough.

Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003, lenzblog.com).

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