I’ve posted up a little treat from the past – Enron’s climate change policy as downloaded in October 2002. I knew that Enron was favor of Kyoto before I knew of Michael Mann. In 1998, Enron received the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Protection Award for its “exemplary efforts and achievements in protecting the global climate.” Their pamphlet includes the following interesting definition of climate change:
Climate change, also known as “global warming,” is a phenomenon that occurs when “greenhouse gases” are released into the atmosphere.
I don’t want to engage personally in a thread about carbon trading, other than to say that, as someone with some limited international trading experience, I can think of some important reasons why a person concerned about climate change could rationally oppose the Kyoto trading system as a relevant means of achieving that goal.