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Catch shares for whales? Scientists' protection proposal stirs firestorm
Gloucester Times ^ | January 19, 2012 | Richard Gaines

Posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:24 PM PST by Vob

"For example, application of the catch-and-trade system to global whaling can be used to eliminate commercial whaling — whoever has the most money wins. But is this an ethical approach to resource allocation?" Rothschild wrote in an email to the Times.

"Many of our resources are owned by the 'public,' or by 'society,' or are 'the common heritage of mankind (such as national parks and air space),'" he added. "Should they be for sale?"

Others agreed.

"This 'market proposal' to saving the whales is just another example of the commercial privatization of our oceans for the benefit of private enterprise," said Mitch Jones, fish program director for the consumers' group Food & Water Watch.

(Excerpt) Read more at gloucestertimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: capandtrade
How do you price whale futures?

vob

1 posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:27 PM PST by Vob
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To: Vob

Ping me if you want to be added to the

It Tastes Like Blubber Pinglist!!

... just kidding

2 posted on 01/19/2012 5:23:14 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Proud RINOmney Denialist since 2007!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; Abathar; beefree; Brian Mosely; ColdOne; Dengar01; dennisw; Dinah Lord; ...
Ping me if you want to be added to the

It Tastes Like Blubber Pinglist!! ... just kidding

Oh yeah?

Hippies Failing Badly!TM

SPWW

Please let me know if you want on or off the Whale Wars ping list.

3 posted on 01/19/2012 5:26:40 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Vob
How do you price whale futures?

The exact same why you price Carbon Credits...

Renewable
Carbon Neutral
Whale Oil


4 posted on 01/19/2012 6:06:43 PM PST by null and void (Day 1094 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Vob

Why are real scientists allowing committees of socialist watermelons speak for their title/profession?

They are going to get their grants and contract funding chopped if they get dragged into watermelon politics. Scientists are not all of one mind about much at all!


5 posted on 01/19/2012 9:55:18 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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