USCAP is made up of corporations and NGOs who are seeking to address the problem of global climate change in 2009 before it's too late. (According to the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we only have 6-1/2 years left before we reach the climate change tipping point of no return.)
A key recommendation of USCAP's blueprint is to implement a cap-and-trade program. This is but one item in the climate change toolbox. We need to more rigorously implement energy efficiency measures, changes in energy production and sources, improvements in distribution of energy, etc.
But on the legislative front, the Obama administration is looking to implement economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.
While I know congress will debate whatever is proposed, my personal hope is that there will be swift movement on this front to put in place a system that will contribute to significant cuts in the amount of greenhouse gas emissions we send into our atmosphere.
I came across this video posted on @greenpep's website at http://green-pepper.org.uk which does a good job explaining the science and concerns surrounding climate change as well as the need (and opportunity) to take action NOW.