second off, it's not about right and left. None of the really pressing issues we face today are. That is a false conflict set up to distract you. This is all about money. remember that in ten years when they issue you your personal global carbon emission allotment card. Hope you aren't a heavy breather. Want to exercise? hope you haven't used up all your allotment huffing and puffing.
Never thought of the money bit, totally makes sense
I also don't believe in cap in trade, and don't think it will pass. As stated before, I do believe in reduction of CO2 where we can, it just makes common sense. If I can replace X with Y, and it reduces X's negative impact, why not?
On the breathing part, I found this interesting on the EPA's website: How much carbon dioxide do humans contribute through breathing?
The average person, through the natural process of breathing, produces approximately 2.3 pounds (1 kg) of carbon dioxide per day. The actual amount depends strongly on the personís activity level. However, this carbon dioxide
is part of a natural closed-loop cycle and does not contribute to the greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. Natural processes of photosynthesis (in plants) and respiration (in plants and animals) maintain a balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Thus, the carbon dioxide from natural process is not included in greenhouse gas inventories.
In contrast, the burning of fossil fuels upsets this natural equilibrium by adding a surplus of carbon dioxide into the system. The carbon in fossil fuels has been stored underground for millions of years and thus is not part of the current natural carbon cycle. When those fuels are burned, the carbon dioxide generated is over and above the amount circulating from natural sources. Land use changes such as deforestation also upset the natural equilibrium by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by forests. Thus, both fossil fuel burning and deforestation are accounted for by scientists who develop greenhouse gas inventories to study how greenhouse gases contribute to climate change. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/fq/emissions.html#q7