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December 01, 2009 – Comments (8)

She understands that Global Warming is real and she agrees with David in Qatar that Cap and Trade is a scam.

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#1) On December 01, 2009 at 4:12 PM, devoish (98.25) wrote:

Oh yeah, Sometimes Jstegma likes to know what the left is talking about.

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#2) On December 01, 2009 at 4:36 PM, Teacherman1 (54.63) wrote:

That was awsome.

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#3) On December 01, 2009 at 5:42 PM, ocsurf (< 20) wrote:

Great video!

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#4) On December 02, 2009 at 12:12 PM, jstegma (29.35) wrote:

Exactly.  This video just explained that Cap and Trade is worthless.  That was a convincing case. 

The girl also blithers on about a bunch of good government bullsh*t solutions that show just how naive the left really is.  

So what was her proposed solution again? 

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#5) On December 02, 2009 at 3:40 PM, lucas1985 (< 20) wrote:

"So what was her proposed solution again?"
I didn't watch the video but a sizable proportion of knowledgeable people prefer revenue-neutral carbon taxes in place of cap and trade which is riddled with handouts to big polluters and exploitable loopholes.
But the current political climate in the USA (tea-bagging and right-wing nonsense) makes this policy option a non-starter.

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#6) On December 02, 2009 at 5:37 PM, devoish (98.25) wrote:

Convincing blithering bullsh*t.  

 

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#7) On December 04, 2009 at 4:09 AM, AbstractMotion (53.55) wrote:

Oh boy big shocker here, cap and trade sucks, who could have seen that one coming from our mastermind politicians who won't shut up about how every piece of paper they push is revolutionary and ground breaking.  I love how we're trading one silver bullet for another in terms of policy.  Bush pushed the market (his bastardized and corrupt version of it), and now the opposing party has it's own minions clamoring that taxes can solve any problem.  I expect equally as effect results personally.  Wages will remain flat, the average American will have to work harder for less and businesses will continue moving overseas as running a business in America gets even more expensive then doing it in the developing world, who will be allowed to pollute because it's easier to stomach from an ideological point of view.

Cynicism aside, the fact of the matter is there aren't many easy affordable solutions right now.  The ones that do exist do not get the proper attention they deserve.  It's going to take years for renewable technologies to get where they need to be.  Public money that could have been spent better for decades wasn't and it's going to take years to catch up.  Instead of subsidizing housing purchases we should be extending tax credits to buy new energy efficient appliances.  Set emissions limits to prohibit the construction of coal power plants going forward, we have enough of an installed base already to keep the coal industry comfy for years to come.  Do what DARPA does when it comes to new technology, and employ some of those contracts.  We own two huge auto manufacturers, get cracking on a real hybrid with a microturbine in it(Good info and investment possibilities here for anyone that's interested).  The technology runs on gas and is totally "plug in" compatible, not to mention it wouldn't be hard to sell America on the idea of having a jet engine in your car.  There's ton of practical solutions that here today that are simply not getting the attention they deserve.

 

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#8) On December 04, 2009 at 6:27 PM, eldemonio (98.54) wrote:

I think we are going about this all wrong. 

What we should be doing is pumping more oxygen, nitrogen, and other trace gases into the atmosphere.  Dropping CO2 from 387 PPM to 350 PPM can be as simple as incleasing the amount of the other atmospheric gases.   Granted, I'm no scientist - but if Annie Lennox from the Eurythmics can do it, so can I.  (Is it me or does she look way different in this video?)

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