Sunday, October 14, 2007

Nobel Al Gore

Congrats to Al Gore (& the IPCC) on winning the Nobel prize. It seems that the good folks in Sweden have noticed a shift in the debate on Climate Change since "An Inconvenient Truth" came out, as I also noted in a recent post.

I really really wish one of the democratic candidates would put Global Warming in the top two or three categories they talk about. I think Obama in particular would get a big boost if he did, since this also fits his young supporter demographic. He has been running a rather conservative campaign in my opinion. OK if he simply wants a VP position, but not enough differentiation from Clinton if he wants to win the nomination himself. Proposing a modest but gradually increasing carbon tax would definitely set him apart from his challengers, and provide a second leg (aside from rolling back Bush's tax cuts) to fund any proposed spending initiatives (like health care).


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