What they don't seem to understand is that CO2 is different than the other environmental problems such as lead, asbestos, etc. Those fixes were done at the industrial level and the public really didn't notice any change to their lifestyle. What they are asking is for everyone to entirely change their way of life. In Europe they have thought of giving out carbon credits to every person, thus limiting how much you drive, how many vacations you take, what kind of car you drive, how warm or cool you keep your house just to name a few. Over here, they want to tax carbon, but these fixes will only affect the poor. The rich will continue with no change in their lifestyle as they can afford to pay for any price increases. So how are the climate activists and politicians trying to make this change attractive to the poor? Rebates. From an article in an LA daily paper:Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
It is obvious from past experience that any, any, environmental consideration must commence from government policy. No marketplace mechanism is inherent to limit environmental concerns. Folks will always move in the direction of economic profits-savings. To initiate some kind of mechanism to limit pollution and other environmental concerns there must be some kind of economic stimulus to change the market direction. We have seen this in such things as asbestos, benzene, lead, chlorofluorocarbons, insecticides, tobacco to name a very few. The industry always howls government interference but they will not change their habits until they are given some economic persuasion. For example, lead in gasoline was not voluntarily removed from gasoline. Industry waited until the very last moment. Benzene was not removed from the workplace until the very last moment by industry. Industry heavily lobbied for the repeal of every one of these items. Why would we think that regulation of CO2 to be any different?
What is funny is that they believe their own lies. Just look at Dr. James Hansen. Why did he retire last month? Did Climategate have anything to do with it?
And then the is Dr. Michael Mann from Penn State who think he can read tree rings. All tree rings tell you is whether of not the growing conditions are ideal. It will not tell you if it is too hot or cold, if it has the right amount of sunlight, moisture, nutrients, etc. But Dr. Mann thinks he knows.
Oh, the lower tropospheric temperatures have gone DOWN a half a degree centigrade in the past dozen years! WHY? Maybe it is because our Sun is taking a big cat nap? Yep, our Sun is at it's lowest power level in a hundred years and NASA-MSFC (not to be confused with NASA-GISS which is actually Columbia University) says they expect it to go down to the level is was 200 years ago during the Little Ice Age.
But if you still believe in Global Warming might I suggest you move to Canada while there is still room. As for me, I will stay here in Florida where I will be warmer than you will be.
"The Citizens Climate Lobby is pushing a proposal for a carbon tax as the best way to incentivize a reduction in the emissions of greenhouse gases. The best part of the carbon tax proposal (besides a cleaner environment)? It comes with an annual rebate for all Americans -- a check in the mail for an estimated $1,500 that accounts for the extra consumers will have to pay as energy companies and utilities pass the cost of the tax along to us."
So bribery is the plan. The only thing this plan does is fill the government coffers and then politicians use this money to buy votes.