- Apr 26, 2012
I can see you have done a lot of research on the issue.erbkaiser said:They keep predicting DOOM DOOM DOOM, but nothing is happening. The first warnings said the sea level would have risen by 1 meter by now, obviously nothing has happened.
People are starting to ignore the bullshit.
Tell me how do these articles fit into that theory?
That's just the richer countries and only in the past few years.
MCerberus said:OT: Part of it is that it's been spun as part of a massive prisoner dilemma. Where if [your country] takes all the right steps, others will take economic advantage and the environment is still fucked. So therefore, the spin says keep on doing what you're doing.
What I think should be done is more micro-scale. If YOUR water supply is conserved YOU don't run out of water. If YOUR CITY goes green, YOU breath easier. Scale that up to the national level as well, where each country has their own "our environment is dying" issues.
I think the argument of losing out economically is BS in all honesty. If countries went green they would start to become more self sufficient, meaning lees investment in fossil fuels and less importing of other goods. This would get trade deficits down considerably. The other side of the coin is a lot of jobs could be created from investment in renewable and carbon capture technology in research and manufacturing and maintenance alone, not to mention other industries will also benefit one incredible small one would be telemetry.
Yes i agree the best way to tackle climate change is through a transition of decentralisation. Take a population area and see what it needs to be self sufficient. If a city is near the sea invest in tidal energy to power it, if its high up invest in wind farms etc. Amongst other things that need another look like water supply as you mentioned and farming (including timber), and more that i cant think of atm. This would also create the need for high skill sets in population areas. So instead of people going to higher education and moving to another population area to find work, they could return home and more than likely find employment in that area.
I think the problem at the moment is the big multi nationals are so vested in the current regime where centralisation is key to maximising profits that no one dare do nothing serious about, then we have the politcians who deluded here in the UK and US that the free market will provide all.