Other reasons to reign in carbon


Every time I hear someone complain about carbon taxes or cap and trade I think back on the horror stories coming out of post war England on the killer smogs and the car exhaust fumes which used to keep Los Angeles in a permanent haze. The economy might stutter if we ratchet back CO2 pollution but health improvements might be almost as important a compensation for this cost as preventing global warming.

This article tackles the health aspects of carbon containment.

From the article:

Now, this public health angle is especially likely to make a difference in the developing world, where creaky coal plants and noxious car fumes are rampant—in many poorer countries, the health gains could entirely pay for the price of tackling carbon emissions. Indeed, there have already been a few examples of governments thinking along these lines.

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