Carbon trading

There are a lot of “early adopters” who stand to make an incredible amount of money if carbon trading takes off...

In response to the letter from David R Derbovka regarding carbon trading; if fear of prosecution by an extra national body that places nations such as Libya on human rights councils is the worst we can expect from not participating in this fabricated market, I think we’re OK.

It’s also inaccurate that the United Nations prosecutes crimes against humanity. The International Criminal Court handles those matters, and only at the request of interested parties.

Extra national governments have absolutely no jurisdiction in Canada unless the federal government gives them authority to exercise such jurisdiction. Those points aside, a much better way to deal with future energy needs and pollution is to invest in new technologies at home, rather than buying carbon credits on the open market and transferring wealth overseas.  This much is obvious.

There are a lot of “early adopters” who stand to make an incredible amount of money if carbon trading takes off, as a result these people stand to benefit by moving the discussion in that direction. There are other more viable options that we as a nation should consider.

Mike Smith

Vernon