Who cares? Do you have an alternate energy source ready for market?
Do you have oil-free tech to replace cars, trucks, busses, trains, ships, military, heating, manufacturing, plastics, etc, etc.
Are third world nations already on board, or are the Gore-DiCaprio crowd organizing another yacht and private jet junket?
#63 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-03 12:28 PM | Reply | Flag:
There are oil-free alternatives to most, if not, all of those things, including plastics. The military has long been working on replacing its dependence on drilled oil by working on biofuel technologies. Heat pumps are fantastic for both heating and cooling for most of country. There are electric versions of cars, trucks, busses, and trains that are in use now. Given more research emphasis, they would be even further along than they are. Even the shipping industry is trying to find a way to move away from diesel. Why are you such a staunch fighter against progress?
If people had listened to the scientists and actually put policy in place decades ago, the costs would have been amortized over a longer period, and the damage would have been significantly mitigated.
I hear a lot of "it will destroy the economy" statements, but no evidence to back it up. I also remember when mandatory airbags were going to destroy the auto industry, the clean water act was going to destroy the economy, banning smoking was going to destroy bars, and a myriad of other "sky is falling" nonsense from the so-called "conservatives". None of those things had the dire effects that were asserted. In fact, in most cases, they ended up being beneficial to the economy and even the industries they were supposedly going to destroy. Why should I believe the same people making the same unsupported assertions about combating climate change?