Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Brain Cells - That's What We Should be Conserving

The Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill proposes to reduce CO2 emissions by 83% by the year 2050. This would put us at approximately the same level that we were in 1867!!!!! Does anybody with even half a brain think that this is a) doable worldwide (yeah, Brazil, India, and China are going to consent to wreck their economies to please Al Gore, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Enron, Panasonic, Kyocera, J.P. Morgan, Sharp, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, etc.)  or b) desirable? The fact of the matter is that inexpensive carbon-based energy has created wealth and made the world a much more livable place (prior to it, life was often short, agonizing, and brutish) for its inhabitants. Yeah, we'll probably gravitate eventually to a more hydrogen and nuclear-based energy economy but in the mean time we (i.e., the world) probably need to be burning more in terms of fossil fuels, a) to help get the third world out of poverty and b) because it is probably more environmental than what they're presently burning; cow dung, charcoal, etc.. Enough already with this talk of cap and trade.

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