Wednesday, November 24, 2010

If US Doesn't Price Carbon, Could Nations Boycott American Products? : TreeHugger

I find this article below pretty funny actually. I'm having a hard time seeing any down side to this. I'm if they want so much to become like a 3rd world statis all the power to them.

All this actually means is Americans can actually spend more time taking care of America. No down side to that whatsoever.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/11/if-us-price-carbon-boycott-american-products.php?campaign=th_rss

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Photo: American Food Store

British economist and lead climate negotiator Lord Nicholas Stern (of the famous Stern report) issued something of a warning to the United States last week. He effectively argued that if the US fails to address climate change by enacting a pricing scheme to reign in carbon emissions, we could face an international trade boycott on American-made goods.

The AFP reports (via Yahoo!):

A British climate change economist at the heart of international negotiations seeking a greenhouse gas deal said Friday that the US faces a trade boycott if it fails to rein in its carbon emissions. Lord Nicholas Stern, author of the British government's 2006 report on the economics of climate change, warned the US that many countries would shun its goods if they deemed them to be "dirty."

Stern told the Times that "The US will increasingly see the risks of being left behind, and 10 years from now they would have to start worrying about being shut out of markets because their production is dirty," adding that "If they persist in being slow about reducing emissions, US exports will start to look more carbon intensive."

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