Image Copyright: Subhankar Banerjee.
Subhankar Banerjee's photograph, Caribou migration, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 2002, was used to illustrate Tim Flannery's article in the New York Review of Books.
It is often argued that cap and trade legislation requires too many compromises with--and give-aways to--polluting corporations to pass the House and Senate, and that consequently it is ineffective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. While environmentalists are failing to support cap and trade, those opposing action on climate change are fiercely attacking it. Yet such a system is essential when it comes to getting global action on climate change--not least at the increasingly imperilled climate summit in Copenhagen in December--for it delivers a transparent benchmark by which nations can judge each other's commitment.
Read more of Tim Flannery's Review here.