sexylatinboi saidWhere did you get that alternative energy is cheaper than fossil fuels.
My friend, it is expensive since it is new technologically.
If it was economically feasible companies would already be using it. The government has to subsidize all alternative forms of energy.
And I am not a Pro-CEO person, but why is business so evil. It provides a service you want or else it wouldn't exist. I believe in unions and protecting the consumer, but come-on businesses are not going to spend money they don't have to. Sorry but in some jobs you have to interact with clients, business partners, and future contract negotiators. Human contact is the most powerful form of persuasion.
I am a person that feels that creating a carbon tax would hurt the poor. I believe that if you want to defeat big oil you have to build the infrastructure to lower gas consumption first. You just can't tax the hell out of people when they have no other alternative to their lifestyle. Sorry but mass transit in the United States is not pleasant and very infrequent.
And yes a carbon tax would increase the price of everything. Have you ever been to London.
I mean food doesn't come in solar powered golf-carts. It comes in big gas guzzling tractor trailers lol.
You're approaching it from the wrong point of view. All your reasons on why global warming must be wrong have so far been 'It's too hard to switch to a new energy source', 'oil prices are rising', 'carbon taxes will hurt the poor' as if that has actually anything to do with it.
In a few more years, rising sea levels, heat waves, more and more typhoons, cold waves, the disruption of the gulf stream (which will actually make east coast N.America and Europe colder rather than warmer, but still is a side effect of the polar caps melting), all that will do far more damage to the poor and developing nations. Are you really looking out for the poor even?
3rd world island countries like ours will be the worst hit when we start feeling the repercussions of all the shit we've thrown at the atmosphere. Already the sea is slowly reclaiming our coastlines. If it continues, billions of people will have nowhere to go as the sea engulfs their lands. And the worst thing is it's not even our fucking fault. Industrialized nations don't give a shit, because they're not the ones who'll have farmlands drowned, they have air conditioners, they've raped our natural resources enough anyway to keep them in comfort for decades yet. And yet they keep complaining about prices when they're actually talking about the prices of luxury goods. I mean, you still get to eat 3 times a day don't you? So what if caviar costs 3x as much in London?
Food doesn't come in solar powered golf carts but it could. Green farming is already a big thing in a lot of countries. Not to mention, motorized farming which is more like a food factory than anything else is unique to big nations anyway. But then again, considering the appetites of americans for Big Macs, not surprising...
Why is big business evil? Ask again why the Middle East is so fucked up. The Gulf War and the Iraq War. The reason why first world countries turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses in middle eastern kingdoms. Oil. The last precious drops of a dying land are fought over just to keep the mechanized armies going. War to fuel more war, interesting eh?
I applaud some oil companies who are already looking for alternative sources of energy. But a good deal of why it's still not working is the reluctance of the government to support such research and the sheer laziness of people themselves to try something new. They'd rather keep people reliant on oil. And why?
This rather misguided attempt to garner sympathy for not giving a fuck about CO2 is pathetic. Why not just say it?
"I can't be bothered to care, so here I'll make up reasons like the poor will suffer or some shit so I can still feel good about myself when I drive a smoke belching humvee to work everyday"