"If the Evidence for Iraqi WMDs Was as Strong as the Evidence for Global Warming..."

Sep 14, 2010· 0 MIN READ
Salvatore Cardoni holds a political science degree from the George Washington University. He's written about all things environment since 2007.
A setting sun in a warming world. (Photo: Jianan Yu / Reuters)

"If the evidence for Iraqi WMDs was as strong as the evidence for anthropogenic global warming, we could have bought loose nukes in the bazaars of Baghdad."

So says Warren Senders, of Medford, Massachusetts, in a recent Boston Globe op-ed.

Mr. Senders's write-in opinion was prompted by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)—the first mandatory, market-based effort in the United States aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Because of their participation in RGGI, 10 mid-Atlantic states—including Massachusetts—will reduce CO2 emissions from the power sector 10 percent by 2018.

However, two of the candidates running to unseat Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts—Republican Charles Baker and Independent Tim Cahill—have expressed only tenuous support for RGGI, creating speculation that if either were to be be elected governor, they might pull the commonwealth out of the program.

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