Climate Change

U.S.: Carbon Officially Dangerous

If you can’t beat Congress, go around it: President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Lisa P. Jackson, announced on Monday afternoon that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases pose a threat to the public’s health and welfare—a move that makes possible an economy-wide carbon cap, even if Congress fails to pass cap-and-trade legislation. The announcement coincided with the opening day of international climate-change talks at Copenhagen.