Monday, December 22, 2003

An Idea For Global Pollution Trading Schemes
These schemes are currently being discussed by Jonathon Lash, President of the World Resources Institute. He brought up the fact that mercury pollution credit trading will end up creating mercury "hot spots" which are a health concern for those people. The solution? Pollution credits can only be traded to places with a better environment. You could think of it as a law that people can only work for richer people, but since the Earth can't ask for a pay raise (or, more relevantly, an increase in living standards), this might do.

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