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  •  What Is Your Solution? (2+ / 0-)
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    So, then how would you curb the emission of carbon?

    Maybe you are only planning to live for a decade or so more, and do not have any children or grandchildren?

    I'm saying that there aren't other solutions to radically cutting back carbon emissions, but I'd like to hear your alternatives to (i), (ii) and (iii).

    God's preference is for more people to be included, (not excluded through doctrine),...whenever the circle is shrinking, where people are being excluded or disliked, God is not served. -Rev. Alice Connor

    by paz3 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 11:02:55 AM PDT

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    •  Since 2007, US has decreased CO2 emission more... (0+ / 0-)

      ...than any other country, as President Obama recently affirmed.

      The US is not the problem.  Asia is the problem.

      17M new cars are sold in the US each year, same as in China.

      In 2034, 17M new cars are projected to sell in the US.

      41M are projected to sell in China.

      What do I care about?

      That my children and future grandchildren live in a thriving USA.

      And shifting the tax burden unto the working and middle-class will ensure a mediocre USA.

      Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

      by PatriciaVa on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 11:36:06 AM PDT

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      •  Obviously (1+ / 0-)
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        The US can't do anything about it because China.

        And vice versa.

        /snark

        "this level of stupid snark should be upgraded"

        by Chuckling Quietly to Myself on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 12:15:16 PM PDT

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      •  Until China and the US have the same per capita (0+ / 0-)

        CO2 emissions, the US advocacy for lower China emissions will be seen as hipocracy.

        The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

        by nextstep on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 05:29:52 PM PDT

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      •  China and India have announced massive (0+ / 0-)

        renewables programs. It will take a while to ramp them up to the point where they can supply all new capacity requirements, and they can stop expanding coal. Once they get to Grid Parity, not only renewables cheaper than coal once installed, but with enough ability to build out renewables, coal will fall off rapidly.

        Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

        by Mokurai on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 12:07:45 AM PDT

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