19 March, 2008
- In the Guardian, George Monbiot calls carbon capture and storage “another great green scam”. “Like biofuels and micro wind turbines, carbon capture and storage turns out to be another great green scam. It will come too late to prevent runaway climate change; the government has no intention of enforcing it; and even if it had, the technique is likely to boost our carbon emissions“.
- The US now has its own Stern report. An analysis of the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act (the leading climate proposal in the Congress) indicates that the measures foreseen in the proposed legislation would not harm the US economy. But prices for gasoline and electricity would go up seriously. However, the Bush administration tried to keep the release of this report as silent as possible.