Thursday, October 30, 2008

To Green or not to Green: McCain

Going green means putting environment and our future before any other issues. It is often not enough to just "care", action is imperative. It's not enough just saying it, but actually doing things that will improve our quality of life and our future. Lately, it has become somewaht of a fad to be "green" and wear shirts that have messages supporting the environment. IN reality, however, our government is doing very little to make some progress on this issue.

John McCain promises to establish a system that will curb greenhouse gas emissions, mobiliz innovative technologies and strengthen the economy. His primary goal is to introduce the "Cap and Trade Policy", in which he will set limits on greenhouse gas emissions and also encourgae the development of "low-cost compiance options". This mechanism will set a limit on greenhouse gas emissions and allow entities to buy and sell rights to emit. This mechanism allows market to decide and encourage the lowest-cost compliance options.

I do not agree with John McCain's Climate Change views. On his websitee, he doesn't really seem to care at all about the environment as much as he does about the economy. Everything he proposes is somehow connected to saving money for big companies, which he is known for. He doesn't stress exactly what we will do to protect our environment, which is suspicious. I don't think his plan will work because it doesn't put climate change before other issues. McCain also seems very vague in his plans, at least from my point of view.

Yuliya Kozachenko

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