The world wide market for CO2 emissions may be worth as much as $20 trillion a year within a decade. If you look at who is set to make a killing if adopted by the US, it reads as a who's who on the left with Big Al leading the way.
For the sake of argument, lets say that CO2 emissions are destoying the world. If so, I sincerly doubt that cap and trade will "save us". It will save the US like it has Europe and Australia. Does anyone even question why corporations like BP favor cap and trade? It is because it is simply a huge pot of money generated with costs being past down to the consumer. Government loves huge pots of money and is willing to share with corporate America like it did with the bail outs. In fact, where did all that stimulus money go to again??????