Suggested topic: somebody please explain to me what “cap and trade” is and why it is supposed to be a better idea than a simple carbon emission tax/sequestration subsidy scheme. It seems I am supposed to believe it but I don’t even get it.
Michael Tobis, editor-in-chief of Planet3.0 and site cofounder, has always been interested in the interface between science and public policy. He holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences where he developed a 3-D ocean model on a custom computing platform. He has been involved in sustainability conversations on the internet since 1992, has been a web software developer since 2000, and has been posting sustainability articles on the web since 2007.