The importance of controlling carbon not emissions or mpg

Ks Lackner, R. Wilson

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Abstract

In management of carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere, the authors argue that it is far superior to control upstream where the carbon leaves the ground in a limited number of places than further downstream as carbon dioxide is released in a myriad of locations. The authors note that none of the proposals being discussed politically assure this, and they control sector by sector, allowing undesirable room for special interests to be excluded from control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-580
Number of pages8
JournalToxicology and Industrial Health
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008

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Keywords

  • cap and trade
  • carbon
  • carbon cycle
  • carbon dioxide
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • permit sequestration tax
  • upstream

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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