Lol that was pretty easy and accurate right :)
But on a serious tip this year brings us El Niño, and it's stronger than ever. I have real time sati lite images I can dig up showing the warm water shedding off the coast of Peru :) allow me to find them.
August west the tax is a temporary solution to ease into complete cession of fossil fuels worldwide over the next few years. The only way to prevent the tipping points that are nearing from tipping are to reverse, not lessen the damage we've caused since the industrial revolution. Alls the tax means for us is that prices of non-green products will rise to be equivalent to green products making them obsolete, and having to buy better transportation devices, switching to renewables ect ect. These are actions that will be required to take. The coal and gas companies got too much capital and influence the only way to hold them accountable is to charge them for polluting.
Question: anybody on this earth should be allowed to pullute for a substantial self short term gain and not pay a penalty?
If I go into a state park and throw a plastic bottle on the ground people will poo poo me, I will get fined. What about the big polluters potentially contributing to a problem that will lead to extinction of 40-50% of all species? What about the natural gas fracing polluting people's water supplies, mountain top removal and pollution of local watersheds and coal plants local air quality pollution should they not be accountable for their actions locally and world wide? These questions go beyond self interest and are world wide problems. Big coal company gets rich, contributes to massive emissions meanwhile future families in the lower lattitudes that don't even own a car or have access to luxury if they had money to get it will be unable to feed their families. This is fucked up to me, I feel a higher sense of spirituality and mutual respect for other living/non living features of the earth are in order. It's time to stop the people who are fucking everything up. U and I are not getting rich, it's the people on top who see net gains and all they do is destroy life around them.
Edited by Direwolf13, 12 April 2014 - 06:41 AM.