Ready or Not, Here Come the Carbon Traders

Global warming skeptics may be scarce, but they're still being heard. Many have taken refuge in the land of Blog, where they obsessively parse the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Sir Nicholas Stern and Al Gore. Although the pendulum of public opinion has swung swiftly and mercilessly away from them, the doubters provide a vital service. They keep the scientists and politicians in check, and are first to smack down the loons who want to shut down fossil-fuel industries. In Australia, the dynamic in grass-roots politics and public policy is toward immediate action. A joint government-business Task Group...

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