Great post(/rant) about the stupidity of the protests about the carbon tax over $10/week – $520 a year – for someone who earns $110,000/year. 0.42727% of their annual income. $10 out of their $2000 weekly pay check. I don’t earn $2000 in a month, but if needed, I’d find the $10/week to pay this tax.
There is some swear words in here, so if you don’t appreciate them, you might not appreciate this post. But if you can get past that, it is very much well worth the read.
via Heathen Scripture (temp)
Climate change, or Global Warming, or whatever you wish to call it, is still a big issue. My friend and fellow Postaday2011 blogger, Wondering Pilgrim, posted on it today, and explained how he felt at a disadvantage when countering skeptics arguments. I wanted to share today the video that made up my mind on this issue. This video was published in 2007. It has since received over 8 million total views.
If you don’t have time to watch it, here’s the basics of it. He makes a chart with 2 option on each axis. Human Induced Climate Change (HICC) is real, HICC is not real on one axis, and We Act, and We Don’t act on the other axis. He takes both possibilities to the extremes, and comes out with saying the only choice, that we must act.
We must make a significant investment in clean and renewable energy. I make the point of a difference between clean and renewable, as Nuclear (both Uranium and Thorium) is just the same as Coal. It’s a finite resource. We will eventually mine all of the nuclear material, just as we’re close to mining all of the coal. In that sense, we must make significant investment in renewable energy. Yes, solar panels aren’t at a stage right now where they can power a city. But by combining safe Nuclear power (including finding a safe and clean way to dispose of the waste), we can then buy time to invest in the Solar Panel and other renewable energy solutions to get them to a point where we can run entirely off them.
In the end, it doesn’t matter who or what caused Global Climate Change, we must act now to reduce and remove our impact upon it. There is simply no other option.