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  •  Look at the places that *have * done it! (0+ / 0-)

    the "you will have to use amazingly less energy" line is from Chevron trying their scare tactics.

    Of course, the US is so incredibly energy inefficient on average that most of the county could cut its usage a whole hell of a lot and still be o.k.

    For example, I think you'll agree that Californians do not live in cases, and in many cases have a higher standard of living.

    Well after forty years of environmentally friendly policies, we use 40% less electricity per capita to do it to.  THAT gives you an idea of how insanely much fat there is in most of the country's energy usage.  And even that people don't want to reduce (for exapmle, see this nonsense about the super wasterful incandescent light bulb (or should we say "space heater"?)  Europe is even more efficient that California.  no caves there either.

    Oh, and Seatttle?  It decided to go along, and it complied with Kyoto.  Back to 1990 levels.  I think they don't live in caves either.

    So, if the US started to deal with climate change, it would look like Europe, California and Seattle.  I think you'd be o.k. with that.

    (sorry if I got snippy, but it was super late for me and I was tired.)

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