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Robert J. Shapiro: October 2009
Chairman, U.S. Climate Task Force

Robert J. Shapiro: October 2009

Robert Shapiro, Under Secretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration, is chairman of the U.S. Climate Task Force and Sonecon, an economic advisory group.

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Fraud and abuse likely

In a perfect world, one greenhouse gas emitter paying someone else to reduce their emissions would be equivalent to the first emitter taking comparable steps. In the world that people actually inhabit, such offsets under a cap-and-trade system open many...

By Robert J. Shapiro | October 21, 2009; 07:19 AM ET | Comments (3)

What's Really in Doubt?

There are plenty of uncertainties in the current state of climate science, but there are no serious doubts about the four propositions basic to the push to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: 1) activity is the primary...

By Robert J. Shapiro | October 14, 2009; 04:09 PM ET | Comments (14)

The Urgent Need to Open Up the Debate

The central challenge we face is the same one nearly every other country faces: Assemble the political support for a meaningful system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Our current attempt to enact a cap-and-trade system is failing on two counts:...

By Robert J. Shapiro | October 4, 2009; 03:56 PM ET | Comments (2)

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