What is Silver Buckshot?

What is Silver Buckshot?

The “silver buckshot” strategy recognizes that a cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon emissions, important as that would be, does not constitute a silver bullet that will eliminate the threat. Equally important are strategies that:

Address the 50 percent of emissions that cap-and-trade will not reach; and
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions far faster than caps can.
Silver buckshot strategies:

Produce incremental solutions;
Aggregate many small gains; and
Secure immediate greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Cap and trade and more
Michael Northrop and David Sassoon warn that the US must do more than embrace cap and trade to tackle climate change. Even if strong caps were imposed today, the authors estimate that it will take a dozen years for the Federal government to implement them. The latest science indicates we don’t have that much time left to avoid a turning point. Now, we have no choice, but to consider alternatives, such as “silver buckshot.” (Click Here for Complete Story).