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And, they all seem pretty anemic to me.

This is what Senator Hillary Clinton says:

I want to focus on international attention to solve the problem of global deforestation. We're losing our forests dramatically. They play such an important role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and we need to figure out how to have a win-win strategy for that.

This is John Edwards' plan:

Create GreenCorps: Idealistic young Americans can help fight climate change by conducting volunteer energy audits, weatherizing homes, installing home solar panels, and training neighborhood groups to do the same. Volunteers will also plant carbon sinks - such as fast-growing forests that store carbon - on urban, conservation and federal lands. Edwards will create a GreenCorps within AmeriCorps to create opportunities for them to serve.

And Senator Barack Obama idea is this:

Confront Deforestation and Promote Carbon Sequestration: Obama will develop domestic incentives that reward forest owners, farmers, and ranchers when they plant trees, restore grasslands, or undertake farming practices that capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Yes, your question would be good to ask each of them.

What really all of the world's politicians should be advocating is reducing carbon emissions and changing a carbon lifestyle, none of the leaders around the world that I'm familiar with -- not just in the United States -- is advocating cutting back consumption and consequently emissions that go with that.

I believe capitalism based on growth and resource consumption doesn't work and no leader wants to admit that.

by Magnifico on Thu Jan 3rd, 2008 at 05:31:34 AM EST
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