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consensus: "ECONOMISTS' STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE" September 11, 2006 12:46 AM

http://dieoff.org/page105.htm

"ECONOMISTS' STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE" -- Feb. 13, 1997

2000 economists have signed on to the statement, including six Nobel Laureates.

Economics studies have found that there are many potential policies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions for which the total benefits outweigh the total costs. For the United States in particular, sound economic analysis shows that there are policy options that would slow climate change without harming American living standards, and these measures may in fact improve U.S. productivity in the longer run.

The United States and other nations can most efficiently implement their climate policies through market mechanisms, such as carbon taxes or the auction of emissions permits. The revenues generated from such policies can effectively be used to reduce the deficit or to lower existing taxes.

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anonymous Agreed - could we support this with a pettition? September 18, 2006 6:25 AM

Is this already on the pettition site? I recon it'd be pretty popular for people to associate themselves with the rational statements here (as well as thinking like Nobel Laurueats ( and diametrically opposed to John how(Back)ward))


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 September 18, 2006 4:50 PM

Good Idea. I'll get onto it.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous Well Done You September 19, 2006 5:30 AM

and good work too.

Some feedback on the petition.

Slightly strange question about children but I liked the inclusion of the politics question and the image option is pretty cool.

Are you planning to present this to anyone? I'd would be more potent if you stated what number of signatures you were after and when/where /who you were going to submit it to. (are you alowed to edit it after it's been signed?)
The www.getup.org.au petitions are pretty successful and I think it is partly because of this very practical and real approach.

I'd better go and do some cross posting for you  - I'll wait a bit untill you've answered the questions above.

I'd give you a green star but I don't have enough (any) friends or care2 clout yet, only joined this week.
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 September 19, 2006 11:25 PM

What's this about children?  [ send green star]
 
anonymous petiton asked... September 20, 2006 3:15 AM

... if I had more than one child over 12 or something like that ( or am I getting confudes with the other petition i signed?)  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
 September 20, 2006 4:43 PM

It was nothing to do with my petition. However the site may be collecting statistics by asking extra questions.  [ send green star]
 
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