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  •  Reagan Killed Us (3+ / 0-)
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    oxfdblue, ShoshannaD, caryltoo

    We just don't know it yet.

    Carter had a goal of 20% of our energy from renewables by the year 2000 and a plan to get there.  Reagan came in and shut all that down with a vengeance.  That's what has doomed us to climate catastrophe.  

    And Carter wasn't going renewable because of environmental considerations.  Climate change wasn't even on the agenda then.  He was doing it for energy security and economic development reasons.

    Now, thank G#d, we can frack ourselves into becoming the largest energy exporter in the world.  Hope it makes enough money so that we can start importing fresh water.

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