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Old 12-17-2018, 06:43 PM   #4159 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
Al Gore is a good example of human nature though. Someone who studied atmospheric carbon build up wih the pioneering professors as far back as 1969, makes movies about atmospheric carbon, and yet finished up with politics to parlay his message into $200 million in personal wealth and live in a mansion consuming 19,000 kWh per month.
The whole world unconciously aspires to be like him. Live a life of fossil fueled luxury but buy carbon offsets on someone elses land.
So how would you go about to change it?

I'm repeating myself, but I say - tax him! Use tax as an instrument to make renewables worthwhile. Not prohibitive, not blind choosing the green lobby favorites, but honest and informed taxing or subsidizing based on how polluting any form of energy really is.

Then everyone is free to choose whatever energy source they like - even if it is not green, they'd be working on the advancement of green energy through paying for its subsidies.
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