Global Warming, Solar Energy & $300,000 Tortoises: The Morality Of Energy Production
There are 2 comments on the Manufacturing.net story from Jul 13, 2013, titled Global Warming, Solar Energy & $300,000 Tortoises: The Morality Of Energy Production. In it, Manufacturing.net reports that:
On Tuesday, June 25, in a speech before enthusiastic students at Georgetown University, President Obama delivered a message outlining his vision for what the United States ought to do, and what he personally is going to do, about the moral issue of energy production.
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#1 Jul 13, 2013
Last gasp of a dying industry. Fossil fuels ruled. They don't rule. Obama is right that we need to promote the transition rather than stay mired in the past. And climate change IS a major issue to the voters. In economics and jobs. The WAY the question is asked biases the polls, often deliberately.
40% of Americans see AGW driven climate change as a 'major threat'. Sure the top ones are PROPAGANDA driven such as North Korea or Iran's claimed nuclear programs. But of the ones with REAL data, climate change is fairly high.
And if you add the JOBS and long term SUSTAINABILITY, AGW would rank in the top of ACTUAL threats.
#2 Jul 13, 2013
And World Health Organization: air pollution in towns and cities kills 1.3 million people globally each year.
UK estimates suggest nearly 30,000 people die prematurely each year as a direct result of exposure to air pollution. Air pollution has been linked to asthma and other lung diseases, including cancer, as well as heart problems.
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