Getting on Top Of Climate Change
What do we have to do to get on top of climate change?
- We have to stop mining coal, oil and natural gas.
- We have to reduce the use of private automobiles.
- We have to make all forms of transportation more fuel efficient.
- We have to discourage air travel and air cargo.
- We have to encourage rail cargo.
- We have to insulate our homes.
- We have to eat less meat.
- We have to encourage the switch to clean energy.
- We have to subsidise research into efficient, low cost clean energy.
- We have to grow most of our food and manufacture most of our goods locally.
- We need substantial taxes to discourage greenhouse gas emissions, i.e. carbon tax or cap and trade.
- Reduce the population.
- Stop the growth of economic activity that destroys the environment.
The problem is, politicians are doing the very opposite. Why? Because legacy industries do not want to change. They would sooner pay the politicians to betray the planet.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)