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Submitted by Angela Yeh on

While I agree with you on the importance of new technology R&D, decrease in deforestation and new electricity generation standards, I don't believe that increasing 'free air' and reducing CO2 emission (through a trading scheme) are mutually exclusive. Similarly, I don't think that climate change is just a 'natural failure', rather, a phenomenon resulted from anthropogenic causes that is coupled with the lack of a sound market mechanism (to deter carbon emission). Therefore, it is my view that a functional carbon trading scheme that is 1. economically viable and 2. accompanied by long-term policy guidelines - is an option that we simply cannot afford to say no to.