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31. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2012, 17:51 Prez
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 17:44:
Sorry, I'd thought the first post on the topic was from you when it was from this porn-o-matic character.

So often science grossly underestimates the earths's ecosystem's ability to assimate bad things introduced into it and heal itself.

The stakes are too high to chance it. And while burning coal and oil is great for the bottom line, the stuff is going to run out eventually. We are already suffering from worries of peak oil, but coal is set to last at least another century (which is no time at all in the grand scheme of human history).

Ultimately I agree that it is better to fail safe; the problem is a lot of what the Greens are pushing is pretty draconian and sweeping for a "maybe" without there being a whole lot of promise that any of it will have any calculable effect. I don't think anyone (besides the fanatical anti-environment crowd) would be against reasonable controls, but things like charging exorbitant, prohibitive rates for "carbon footprints" and doing things that will cause energy costs for people like you and me to "necessarily skyrocket" to just name two more egregious examples are really asking too much based on too little evidence in my opinion. EDIT: Creston brought up another one with the UN's insulting "Kyoto Treaty".

Still, I couldn't agree with you more about alternative fuels. We have plenty of time to work on the discovery/creation/establishment of new ways to get around and fuel our industries, but we need to start now instead of waiting 'til the last minute.

This comment was edited on Nov 28, 2012, 17:59.
 
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