Should the US focus on combatting climate change instead of continuing our fossi

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  1. SherrieWeynand profile image91
    SherrieWeynandposted 18 months ago

    Should the US focus on combatting climate change instead of continuing our fossil fuel dependency?

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  2. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
    Kathleen Cochranposted 18 months ago

    We could also ask: Should we continue to build fuel-efficient cars or go back to the horse and buggy?

    But there will no doubt be those with other points of view.  Hope they respond.

    1. SherrieWeynand profile image91
      SherrieWeynandposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I agree, Kathleen.Just seems like our president sees things differently - or he's trying to get rid of Obam's name everywhere possible.

  3. RJ Schwartz profile image91
    RJ Schwartzposted 18 months ago

    Both - we cannot simply stop progress and force people to pay more for energy just to appease a portion of the people.  What we can do is work on better and more cost effective means of green energy - when the citizens see lower prices, they'll switch.  Value and efficiency will be a winning strategy in the long run, not higher prices and poor applications

    1. SherrieWeynand profile image91
      SherrieWeynandposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, agreed. Also, they could not penalize people for being efficient. Example: Here in CA they pushed for everyone to buy electric/hybrid cars. A lot did. Now, they want to tax owners of said cars because they aren't paying enough for fuel. Crazy.

    2. RJ Schwartz profile image91
      RJ Schwartzposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Sounds like the three card buearucratic Monty to me.....when the regular citizen gets the short end of the stick, then we all have a problem

    3. SherrieWeynand profile image91
      SherrieWeynandposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Exactly

    4. Sustainable Sue profile image97
      Sustainable Sueposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      The state is raising gas and diesel taxes to repair roads. Electric vehicles don't use much gas, so the state is charging owners $100/yr. to fairly balance it out.
      http://www.insidesources.com/california … tric-cars/

  4. DICESI profile image77
    DICESIposted 18 months ago

    Yes! It is sad that we are disputing whether climate change is real, despite all the overwhelming evidence.  We need to focus on what is best for us as a society and combatting climate change is paramount.

    1. SherrieWeynand profile image91
      SherrieWeynandposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      It is very sad, indeed. We have so many options available to us, and yet here we are, so many in denial and an administration which is rolling things backward. If we don't begin changing things now, the damage will be too far gone.

  5. lisavollrath profile image95
    lisavollrathposted 18 months ago

    The US should absolutely focus on renewable, clean energy, and slow its contribution to global warming. The time to get off fossil fuels has long since passed. With all the deregulating going on right now, we're going backwards.

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image91
      RJ Schwartzposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      When it's "cheap" then people will start to switch

    2. lisavollrath profile image95
      lisavollrathposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Fossil fuels are only "cheap" to buy because of government subsidies. Your tax dollars are paying for cheap gas. If those subsidies went toward renewables, they'd be "cheap", and wouldn't be as damaging to the environment.

  6. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 18 months ago

    How is Carbon Tax and Carbon sharing helping the climate?

 
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