«While international carbon trading between companies has only just begun, domestic carbon trading is one of the most enterprising ideas being examined by Stephen Byers and others. Imagine if each adult were given a carbon quota. Those who want to fly a lot or overheat a big house would have to buy extra quotas from low energy users. It would have the interesting side effect of redistributing funds towards those too poor to use their energy ration.
[...]Meanwhile, insurance claims for storm and flood doubling in the UK between 1998 and 2003 are dwarfed by the four exceptional hurricanes in 2004 that cost £20bn in Florida alone. China is now alarmed at how climate change is damaging its rice harvest. »
--"Capitulation to the nuclear lobby is a politics of despair:": Fear of the people, their cars and flights is blocking creative energy policy