New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama for reelection on Thursday, Bloomberg TV reported and The Huffington Post confirmed.
The mayor, an Independent, did not endorse a candidate in the 2008 election and hadn't seem poised to do so this time around either. But he said in an op ed published on his website that his eagerness to see action on climate change legislation persuaded him to back a second term for the president.
Originally posted by SoothfastThis is presumably because neither candidate is likely to do anything positive (because big business is against it) and neither would like to highlight this.
Climate change issues have been neglected throughout much of the campaign season.
Originally posted by twhiteheadWhat do you suggest the U.S. do about climate change ?
This is presumably because neither candidate is likely to do anything positive (because big business is against it) and neither would like to highlight this.
In general the US is against doing anything about climate change and is embarrassed about their very selfish stance.
Originally posted by utherpendragonCut energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions?
I'm serious. Twhitehead says that the U.S. is "embarrassed about their very selfish stance."
What does he and likeminded individuals think the U.S. should do that would be less selfish considering climate change ?
Originally posted by SoothfastSo then it would be on the honor system then ?
How about common sense and good old-fashioned self-interest?
Originally posted by utherpendragonFines, obviously.
What of the individuals who do not adhere to these principals of "common sense" ?
Originally posted by utherpendragonIn general the most efficient way is to tax energy consumption and let the market figure out the optimal way to reduce it.
Well thanks for answering the question Teinosuke.
What I am unclear about is how is this supposed to happen ? Through taxation, fines ?
Originally posted by KazetNagorraBehavorial change through taxation.
In general the most efficient way is to tax energy consumption and let the market figure out the optimal way to reduce it.