Energy and the Environment in 2014. The Politics of Climate C hange. The P olitics of Climate C hange. The number of Americans who believe global warming isn't happening has risen to 23 percent, up 7 percentage points since April 2013.
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The Clean Air Act (CAA) is generally very prescriptive, sections 108, 109, and 112 focus on mercury (and other air toxics), Sulfur dioxide (so2) and particulates.
Section 111 doesn’t follow that pattern – it was written to cover pollutants not identified specifically. That ambiguity created the EPAopportunity for rule 111(D).
Under section 111 – the EPAfollows a two-step process in implementing emissions rules:
In addition to ceding the management of climate change adaptation to the EPA, America has also allowed the highly-subsidized renewable energy industry to control the public debate over best approaches to cleaner air:
Countless public opinion surveys now show public support for renewables consistently in excess of 70%
*Ibid, Table: “To Slash or to Trim”
“Better Growth, Better Climate,” published by Felipe Calderon and Nicholas Stern, with help from Nobel economists Michael Spence and Daniel Kahneman: