A ‘carbon free economy’ — yeah, that’ll take just a tiny bit of clever innovation. It’s doubly funny because the post also suggest ethanol as a means of moving towards such a goal. My response is C2H6O.
The scary part of potential global warming isn’t the warming, or the costs of remediation (if needed), but the likely actions by people who don’t seem to have ever understood the phrase “cost / benefit ratio”. The strawman that is thrown out is that critics of anthropogenic global warming are scared of the costs, but what it’s the actions of the putative ecologists that are what truly frighten us. The hostility of the organizations to carbon credits and nuclear power while proclaiming the evils of AGW indicates what the real agenda is, and it’s not preventing AGW. When the greens are willing to discuss actual, feasible solutions, I will listen. Until then, I will treat them for what they are, anti-human luddites.