DENVER — The Big Tent is sponsoring no less than 10 panels about global warming this week, and Robert Kennedy Jr. was the star of one titled “Climate Problems and Solutions: Local to Global.” The panelists all agreed that cap and trade was the only possible legislation that had a chance of passing, since it was the only way to get the business community on board. But even then, the panel also agreed that the carbon caps set in this summer’s Lieberman-Warner bill were far too low to produce the reductions in carbon necessary to save the planet.
Kennedy pointed to this summer’s high gas prices as proof that energy prices had to rise significantly higher:
This summers high gas prices were essentially an energy tax. But they did not effect behavior enough. Driving only decreased by .02%. The price of carbon must be much higher.