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  •  Ok, now we're talking! (0+ / 0-)

    Basically you've hit on the biggest problem we have right now with climate mitigation in general: large portions of the world don't plan to join in.

    So the question becomes (and you're asking) is how to mitigate the trade imbalance.  If you subsidize at home you neuter your emissions reductions.  So you have to put an environmental tariff on goods produced by non-compliant countries, but that won't be very popular and can result in trade wars.  So what then? . . . give them the tech.


    Give them the new tech as you make it.  Seriously, it's the best option.

    "When your enemies are throwing Teabagging Protests, mock them." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

    by Maimonides on Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 11:52:03 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks for replying, I was out. Commodities such (0+ / 0-)

      as beef are really on the low end of tech fix and I'm afraid trade wars is precisely what all gov'ts are trying to avoid. So again, why not relocate your cattle farms elsewhere and ship it back here?

      Just because something's old doesn't make it good. Just because something's new doesn't make it better.

      by the fan man on Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 02:12:37 PM PDT

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