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September 21, 2000 4:57 PM   Subscribe

Click for Clean Air. "Canada argues that clearcutting our old-growth forests and replanting them, and building nuclear reactors in developing countries, is more effective than reducing fossil-fuel pollution. It also wants to buy "pollution rights" from countries like Russia that are burning less fossil fuel because their economies have collapsed."

Not that Canada's alone in the above, and not that the solution is a click away, but you have to start somewhere. For those of you who aren't Canadian, David Suzuki is a respected scientist and public figure who's been worth listening to since...since...forever.

If you're not Canadian, you can still participate.....
posted by ajh (2 comments total)
This is the same kind of thing the Gaia chap has been saying (not sure where I read that, though - sorry) (mayeb it was here a while back :-) - claimed he'd be happy to have a year's nuclear waste burried in his garden and would use it to sterilize food...

posted by andrew cooke at 7:58 AM on September 22, 2000

I've always liked the idea of a "right to pollute" market. It creates the right kind of incentives, clarifies how polluting is an economic cost, and allows businesses to choose to improve on their schedule while still decreasing overall pollution.
posted by dhartung at 9:03 AM on September 22, 2000

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