Did you take the time to watch The Story of Stuff video? If not, take some time out of your day and check it out! Next, watch the The Story of Cap & Trade. Why is this important? Our global climate is in trouble not only due to our consumption as individuals but also due to big corporations and industries controlling regulations of carbon emissions through something they call “Cap & Trade”. What exactly is Cap & Trade you might ask? Well, if you are asking that question you should fill in where you are missing out by following this short film to start answering some basic questions.
The following information is from The Story of Stuff website:
“The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the “devils in the details” in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. If you’ve heard about cap and trade, but aren’t sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the film is for you”.
Watch The Story of Cap & Trade Now. Updated: You will also be able to view The Story of Cap & Trade featured and debated on Democracy Now.
March 22, 2010, 7:30PM- See Annie Leonard Live at Powell’s Books.