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Over the years we learned the advantage of rotating crops, refrigeration, using natural gas and electricity instead of firewood and so on. A lot of the good things we do now is the result of past experience. We will move forward and learn to survive.
I agree with you, it will probably be too late until we do something, and we will end up facing huge consequences because of it.
I will not disagree with you, but federal regulations always trump state regulations. One point you miss is convenience. My state was mandated to use reformulated fuel--cost more--the environmental activists wanted to sue the EPA to stop the order.
The problem is the EPA regs which are deliberately misinterpreted by each individual state. NJ has state regs stricter than the EPAs. Not all states do this.
I agree states can have stricter regulations, but they cannot have regs that are less strict. I use to have to read the rules Louisiana adopted each month to bring state regs into compliance. More is being done, in some areas, than you think..
That doomsday mantra has already proven to be fatal for some Gloomy Goth types. I agree that those who want children or have them should not have to raise kids as they did in the Cold War Era..air raid practices and bomb shelters.
My city has a recycling program and we participate in it actively--finding better ways of disposals would be better. People buying less would help. Everyone does not accept Global warming as it is presented here. There is a lot we do not know.
You mention over population and the religious would deny. Do you want the government telling you how many children you can have and if you did not comply would their be a penalty -- sounds like "1984"
It would be better if religions preached responsible family planning and birth control, but one way or the other it is going to happen eventually. I chose not to have any children so it doesn't affect me but the day will come when only the rich will
My wife and I are Catholic. We have one child. He is adopted. Could not have any children. You cannot legislate morality--that has been proved many times.
Not quite true. We have the technology. Anti-environment lobbyists prevent that technology from being implemented.
I would like to see some proof to back up that allegation.
What I meant is that we would have to conserve because it would cost too much to be self sustained on wind, air, and other clean renewable sources at the amount we're using right now, so we would have to cut back on consumption.
2010...Solar energy funding stopped by the GOP using Solyndra as their basis. CA and NJ lead the nation in solar energy. Check out Trinity Solar in NJ with nearly half a million customers. $14 billion to Big Oil and zip to alternative energy.
Most alternative fuel initiatives get subsidies from the gov'tt.The loss revenue is expected to be provided by the oil & gas industry. It is unfair and to expect 1 industry to do that. Oil cos. have spent more on alt. fuel research than any one
Big Oil is funded in 2014 with $14 billion tax dollars handed to them in 2013. Big Oil subsidizes no other industries. That's a fallacy propagated by Oil Industry Big Daddies who live in mortal terror of an end to the Black Gold era.
I was thinking that we will end our existence more so from too much pollution in oceans, freshwater, clean air, forests, and other things, reducing the amount of renewable/necessary resources we have.
I think we are learning. The Great Lakes were restored to a healthy state years ago, we can apply the same approach to other areas, just takes time and money.