Tell China to care. They are building coal plants faster than you can blink an eye and the bulk of them are financed and built by Power Corp. Remember that name? Do you know who the happy bunch are running that show? Kyoto is all about grabbing money from us and paying the Chinese so they can give a big fat cheque to Power Corp. <br><br>Carbon taxes are a joke. Ask Britain and the rest of Europe. They are reeling from taxation. There is no such thing as revenue neutral. Big corps always pass their costs on down the line.<br><br>Governments, ALL of them, have tons of our money. Unfortunately the bulk of it goes to self interest groups in payback for votes. If half of that amount was invested into non fossil fuel start ups we'd be ahead of the game.<br><br>The other point I want to make is so called environmentalists are mostly to blame for our current situation. Many of those who cry "save the whales, save the bears, save the birdies, save the earth" are also those who will fight tooth and nail against building nuclear generating plants or wind farms in their backyard. I have found when it comes down to the crunch at least 75% or more are a bunch of hypocrites.<br><br>We don't need more stinking taxes. We need governments with balls to forge right ahead building alternative energy sources and be damned the "studies" and protests from "environmental elitists". It all should have begun a decade ago.<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by margadagio on 06/25/08 10:54 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
OK, but every individual can still do their part to ease the burden on Mother Earth's shoulders. Pointing fingers is all well and good... so long as those doing the pointing are not guilty themselves.<br><br><br><br>- a.k.a. Mississauga -
The problem with China and India and Brazil and other just-industrializing nations is that the industrialized world has not developed a method by which to avoid the levels of pollution necessary to become industrialized. I know that's a convoluted sentence, but let's face it: if a nation is going to become an industrial major player, the only way to do it is by burning a lot of fuel. And the reason that's the only way to do it is because we (and by "we" I mean the industrialized world) have not developed a different, more ecologically sound way to do it.<br><br>Why should "we" be responsible for developing such a way? Well, "we" have the money and the technology and the scientific infrastructure to do so, while the just-developed nations do not. I don't mean to absolve nations like India and so on, but if there's responsibility for the mess, then "we" have the lion's share of it.<br><br><br>[color:red]</font color=red> [color:orange]</font color=orange> [color:yellow]</font color=yellow> [color:green]</font color=green> [color:blue]</font color=blue> [color:purple]</font color=purple>
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Yeah, taxes would help some but it's not the answer. I truly believe the real answer is global population reduction. It probably will never happen but if we cut the population to 2 or 3 billion, it would cut all pollutants by that same amount along with solar, wind, alternative fuels. <br><br>Too many lives they've spent across the ocean. Too much money been spent upon the moon. Well, until they make it right, I hope they never sleep at night. They better make some changes and do it soon. -Things Goin' On/Lynyrd Skynyrd
_________________________ Well, until they make it right, I hope they never sleep at night. They better make some changes and do it soon. -Things Goin' On/Lynyrd Skynyrd
Of course everyone can do their own bit and that's important but everyone of us is guilty of some thing or another.<br><br>Here's some ideas:<br><br>Turn off the AC and take your clothes off.<br>Plan your weekly needs ahead so you don't need to run to the store daily.<br>Plan meals. I usually cook two days worth of meals at a time. That alone saves big in energy.<br>Buy groceries produced as close to home as possible. Throw China junk back where it belongs. It may cost a bit more to buy local but I certainly feel the better for it.<br>Park the V6 or V8 car. You don't really need it, only your ego does.<br>Support local alternative energy initiatives instead of whining. Let your government officials know how you feel and that you applaud any green energy plan. Spit on protestors. <br><br>
All we need is one good plague. Overpopulation certainly lends itself to such a scenario. No, I'm not wishing for the world to get sick and die, but I saw a piece about the Black Death on the History Channel and I was stunned at the percentage of the population that sucummed. It's not like I stayed at a Holiday Inn, but it's not rocket science, either, to imagine what could happen today. With globalization, we're just a bite of raw fruit or a sneeze on a crowded plane away from a Stephen King book.<br><br>I'm working too hard. I get three or four thoughts away from the project and look what happens. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
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