@cbae: CO2 is not pollution my dear friend,.. It's essential to all life on earth,..
Sure some are laid off,.. But they are free to pursue other goals. There will always be a need for workers.
It's not feasible to think that nothing will ever change. We've moved as a species from burning fires in caves to the society we have today. All through trade, commerce and constantly doing things more efficiently. To put the blame on that now is saying that you want to move back into that cave.
What all governments fail to realize is that you can't solve a debt crisis with more debt! Someone going to have the bill sooner or later.
Manufacturing moved out of 1st world countries well before global climate change became a serious issue. It's far easier to let China and India pollute their environment then to come up with technologies that allow us to manufacture in our own countries while maintaining the clean air and water that we demand from where we live.
And what kind of idiotic nonsense is "CO2...It's essential to all life on earth"? Oxygen is essential to life on earth. Do you want to live in atmosphere that's 100% oxygen?