CLIMATE: The International Response to Climate Change
Published Apr 18, 2011
One Solution: Cap and Share. "Cap and share" is an attempt to share the cost and the work of fighting climate change among all the nations of the world. It proposes that a Global Atmosphere Trust should be set up to represent everyone's interestes, not just those of powerful groups in powerful countries. The trust would cap fossil-fuel emissions at their current level. Then it would take the advice of leading climate scientists on how rapidly it should reduce that cap year by year. Political and economic considerations would have to be ignored as Earth's systems will not take these into account.
From the Post Carbon Institute/Watershed Media Book:
The Post Carbon Reader
Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises
about The Post Carbon Reader
How do population, water, energy, food, and climate issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse? The Post Carbon Reader features essays by some of the world’s most provocative thinkers on the key issues shaping our new century, from renewable energy and urban agriculture to social justice and community resilience. This insightful collection takes a hard-nosed look at the interconnected threats of our global sustainability quandary and presents some of the most promising responses.
Contributors to The Post Carbon Reader are some of the world's leading sustainability thinkers, including Bill McKibben, Richard Heinberg, Stephanie Mills, David Orr, Wes Jackson, Erika Allen, Gloria Flora, and dozens more.
Published by Watershed Media, October 2010
552 pages, 6 x 9“, 4 b/w photographs, 26 line illustrations
$21.95 paper 978-0-9709500-6-2