I am opposed to cap and trade. The climate of the Earth has repeatedly warmed and cooled for thousands of years. As recently as the early 1970s, climate scientists warned of mass global cooling if governments did not take drastic action.
The evidence is inconclusive as to whether the activities of man, specifically the use of fossil fuels, have a major impact on the Earth's climate. Indeed, the use of fossil fuels simply returns carbon dioxide that was once in the atmosphere back into the atmosphere.
Imposing massive tax increases on energy consumption or limiting our energy development through cap and trade, will further depress our economy and increase unemployment. This is far too high a price to pay in response to an unproven theory of what might cause the climate of the earth to change in the future.