James Hansen blasts cap and trade

San Franciso Chronicle 5 December 2012.

Many environmentalists were thrilled last month when California launched its cap-and-trade system to rein in greenhouse gases.

But not James Hansen.

Arguably the best-known climate scientist in America, Hansen trashed cap and trade during a talk Tuesday night at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. The system, in which companies buy and sell permits to produce greenhouse gases, is a “half-baked” and “half-assed” way to deal with global warming, Hansen said.

And he made those comments with California Gov. Jerry Brown sitting in the audience.
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