What the climate bill means for the US way of life

日期:2019-03-06 06:07:18 作者:杜男瘃 阅读:

THE refusal of successive US governments to limit greenhouse gas emissions infuriates environmentalists – but things may be about to change. Last week, Democratic senator John Kerry and Joe Lieberman, an independent senator, unveiled the American Power Act – a climate bill that has President Barack Obama’s backing and promises to shake up the US economy and reinvigorate global climate-change negotiations. The bill lays out plans for a 4.5 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2013 and a 17 per cent cut by 2020. That’s based on a 2005 baseline, however,