21: Kind of a Hellscape
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We talk about the relatively simple problem of global climate change with Brigham Daniels. Starting with EPA’s just-proposed regulations, we discuss the very odd way that U.S. law has confronted the problem. Why has it become a partisan issue and how do we overcome that? Are economic signals enough or must ethics change and tribal alliances break down? How might that happen? Darcy and a special canine guest make brief appearances. This show’s links: Brigham Daniels’ faculty profile and writing Brigham Daniels, Addressing Global Climate Change in an Age of Political Climate Change EPA, Carbon Pollution Standards EPA, Carbon Power Plan Proposed Rule, including links to the proposed rule and numerous fact sheets concerning the EPA’s proposed rule for existing power plants Vox’s Guide to Obama’s New Rules to Cut Carbon Emissions from Power Plants Jonathan Cohn, Obama’s New Rules for Coal Plants Are a B.F.D. The Ensuing Political Fight May Be Even Bigger The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,…