Futr, overall, you and I have agreed that the world is getting warmer. Your ski adventures are being cut back due to snow melt and my gardening seasons have been extended due to longer warm periods.
Unfortunately this is a global problem, not solely a United States problem. Without participation of China, India and faster growing economies, a Cap and Trade initiative would be a punishment to the American public, without guaranteeing a solution to the global warming problem. It would most likely make those who control the carbon credits richer.
There will be only one natural solution to global warming and that is Peak Oil, an issue that is largely or totally ignored by Paul Krugman. Peak Oil will be more severe on the economy and all of humanity than global warming and deserves more preparation and initiatives, all in my opinion, of course.
BUT global warming does bother me very much.
PS Sorry for the late response, but possible rainy weather gives me an opportunity to catch up on the pc and various message boards.