We’ve heard Senate candidates Rand Paul and Jack Conway argue over the so-called “cap and trade” legislation. (Mostly they argue over whether Conway supports it, will support it, ever supported it, or once had a dream in which he supported it.)

And when the argument becomes the focus, the actual purpose of the legislation is lost. There are loads of links out there that explain what cap and trade is and why it may or may not work, but if you’re in the mood for an animated explanation, try this Story of Stuff video. (Here’s a YouTube link)

The video’s creator, Annie Leonard, is not a fan of cap and trade, but she does support federal action to reduce pollution. Some people may disagree with her views, so feel free to send along your own video to balance it out…if you think that’s necessary.