Posted by swamphawk22 on 1/28/2013 12:56:00 PM (view original):
Posted by greeny9 on 1/28/2013 11:52:00 AM (view original):And by hard changes you mean the dismantling of Western Capitalism?
yes its really inconvenient.
your right baker, theres no such thing as global warming. blah blah blah Im going to stick my head in the sand like you and Swampy.
I give you permission to believe whatever you want to believe man. But dont ever think you are going to change my mind on this matter I have read 10 times as much on this subject then you have. And I can say with absolute certainty that we are ****** if your opinion wins out. Heck, even if my opinion wins out and we start making major changes right now its going to be a hard battle. And even with massive changes we are likely to come out with some severe headaches anyways.
Dont be shy. Tell the world what you want to have happen to "Save" us!
Actually, its not necessary to destroy capitalism. Localism will go a long way towards curbing most GHGs, and it will also help immensely the local economies. And with the massive influx of money it can go towards incentives for further research into green tech that can truely make the difference. I know you dont believe in renewable energy, but it is the future, and the sooner that N America REALLY jumps on board the sooner we can make huge changes. Every new development should have requirements that it had to supply its own energy requirements through solar panels on its roofs, and wind power in proper places, and designing the building to be as efficient as possible. CAFE (mileage requirements) were set high up enough that hummers and large SUVs were basically impossible to build and sell. And with the high CAFE numbers real research would go into making engines much more efficient.
And these are just the things coming off the top of my head. And Im no expert. These things when all added up would cost the end consumer very little, and would in fact when you count all the benefits would make N America much more rich, because all those great paying jobs that have left would be coming back. Unemployment would nearly be a thing of the past. And with the much stricter enviro guidelines in N America then in China there would be that huge benefit too.
I suppose with all these changes the government wouldnt truely be capitalist anymore, it would be closer to socialist. Oh well, it would be a heck of a lot better then it is now.