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Comment: Re:Lets not forget (Score 4, Informative) 575

by truavatar (#47910723) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

A "Carbon Tax" is not the way to solve the problems, and this is the solution that has been peddled by Al Gore and countless others trying to implement Agenda 21.

The first Cap-and-Trade program in the US was under Ronald Reagan and came out of his administration.

The Clean Air Act of 1990 includeds GHWB's cap-and-trade proposal for sulfur pollution.

GWB included a cap-and-trade proposal in his "clear skys" bill.

While running for president in 2008 McCain proposed to reduce global warming pollution via a cap-and-trade program.

I'm sorry. Tell me again how taxation (which is what cap-and-trade does) is a "Al Gore" idea.

Cap and Trade is not the same thing as a Carbon Tax. They're two distinct approaches to the same problem. Under a Carbon Tax, a company could emit unlimited carbon as long as they paid the tax. Under Cap and Trade, their carbon emissions would be limited to their "cap". They could then buy rights to emit more carbon from other companies, reduce the amount that they're emitting sell their rights to emission, or offset their emissions in some way (planting trees, etc.).

Cap and Trade:

Carbon Tax:

I think a Carbon Tax is the wrong approach because it does not explicitly limit emissions in any way; as long as its still profitable, emissions will occur. Cap and Trade, on the other hand, explicitly limits industry-wide emissions and requires individual companies to set a value on their limited emissions in the free market.

That said, UN Agenda 21, as mentioned by a previous poster, has nothing to do with which of these approaches is better.


After Weeks of Delay, SpaceX Falcon Launches Communications Satellite Payload 32

Posted by timothy
from the people-one-day dept.
After several weeks of delay, SpaceX has successfully launched from Cape Canaveral AsiaSat's communications satellite, AsiaSat 6. This launch was originally intended to occur on August 27. However, due to a failure of an experimental SpaceX rocket during a test flight, the launch was delayed. The experimental rocket apparently malfunctioned because of a sensor error. The company stated that the same error wasn’t likely to occur in its regular Falcon 9 rocket, but wanted to "triple-check" its systems to be certain. SpaceFlightInsider has a play-by-play on the launch process and more details on the communications satellites aboard. They note: [This] marked the fifth flight of the Falcon 9 in 2014. Since the company began using the booster, it had only been able to carry out about two launches annually of the rocket – until now. With the United States Air Force considering the rocket for use under the lucrative Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program and NASA already utilizing it to deliver cargo (and potentially crew) to the International Space Station, the rocket has become a popular player in terms of launch services. The next mission that SpaceX should use the propulsive descent landing system on, is the launch of one of the firm’s Dragon spacecraft carrying out NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 4 (SpX-4) mission – currently scheduled to take place on Sept. 19.

Comment: Re:... Glenn Beck on Slashdot? (Score 3, Informative) 332

by truavatar (#38909093) Attached to: FDA Regulating Your Stem Cells As Interstate Commerce
It is not accurate. That is my point.'s sole source is the Alliance for Natural Health's article which grossly misrepresent the FDA's case, as you can see if you read the FDA's motion for summary judgement:

The article is about as useful as if it had come from the National Enquirer.

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