There is no free lunch...or free shipping.
If I had to bet which group, the environmentalists or the price fixing BIG OIL companies, was against a carbon based fuel glut? Hmmm...?Will is trying to stack tree huggers, right up there with illegal immigrants and homos.Let me paraphrase Mr. Will, it sounds kinda like "Democrats wanna put a bureaucrat between you and your doctor." Except this fable will be "tree huggers wanna get between you and a cheap tank of gas."Like Mobil/Exxon would ever let that happen.The planet cannot sustain exponential population growth and resource consumption. For a clique that seems to be concerned about leaving a deficit behind for the grandkids, the GOPers seem awash in laissez faire when it comes to extinguishing humanity over a few hundred years.Think! Today, there are more people alive than ALL the dead people since the beginning of time. Seriously, think of the children and the legacy of pollution we are leaving behind.Do we smoke cigarettes around kids? Why burn carbon based fuel, if we have an alternative? There is no shortage of tobacco, yet its consumption is dwindling based on known negative health effects.Mr. Will is wrong, yet he is not dead wrong. That he leaves for his great-greats.
Pollution is bad, no doubt. But Jack you haven't offered any answers to transition? People have to commute to work, but public transportation still isn't viable based on how industry places itself. One hour commute by car for my husband, three hours (in perfect timing) by public transportation. Lowell to Peabody, with at least four transfers. How do we move from carbon based to solar/green, without having families deciding between food or heat if costs of fuel stays and goes up? Cigarettes don't follow the same analogy, consumption is less not through knowledge but through being taxed and strict enforcement of where one can and can not smoke. No one starved or went cold because they couldn't afford cigarettes. China has no Environmental Protection Agency, yet everything we consume is made there, now even our solar panels! Remember just two weeks ago our green technology, we were counting on for jobs, went over there because it's cheaper. My husband's company just move all manufacturing to China this year, his clients are the auto industry primarily American. The reason why more people are living today, then ever lived previously, is because of medicine, not fertility. The biggest and greatest advancement in civilization is to help people live longer and prevent infant mortality longer. Apparently the solution is now the problem. I'm grateful that my grandmother turned 101 yesterday and I won't have my children apologizing for their existence because they come from a large family. Check my trash, it's not overflowing but my recycling is. Green technology is on the verge, what is even better is that the consumer market is there who wants it, no reason to utilize government fascism on family size. I have faith in humanity that we don't have to resort to draconian measures.
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