- Joined: April 2014
China and India are the two most populated countries in the world and the two largest polluters in the world, but both are exempted from the Paris Climate Accords. The US has on of the lowest percapita CO2 emmisons rate in the world. The Paris Accords were a political shake down, not a viable plan to reduce emissions.
Norway is unique in that it is the size of California with a significantly smaller population the majority of which share the same cultural background. There is very little racial, religious or cultural diversity to influence the national discourse. I don’t say that it is a bad thing, but it is a much easier situation in which to get consciences on policy. It is much more like an individual state in the US that had greater power then a centralized National govenment. Each state could development its own social welfare policy to suit its particular needs while contributing much less to the national government in the way of control and tax revenue.
True, but I have found that many times people with substantial experience tend to fall back on what they know has worked in the past rather then risk their reputation and success on taking a new direction. I would suggest general competence and a fresh point of view can be just as valuable.
The state, the government , is too big, has too much power and control over citizens. It is to the point that lifetime politicians use government to enhance their own power at the expense of the citizens. That has nothing to do with the wall.
You hang your hat on intent, yet someone in her position as Secretary of State must know the implications of using an unsecured server for classified material. This is one of the reasons the Deplorables did not vote for her.
CO2 levels have been that high and higher in the past. And the link between high CO2 levels and warming deminises as the levels rise.
I do not have an argument against renewables other then cost. It today’s point of efficiency we would all have to live at the level of progress in the early 1800’s to pay for it all. People would starve due to lack of fossil fuels to farm and transport food or freeze in the winter due to lack of heat. The US has done a great job reducing air pollution and CO2, but China and India along with third word countries must follow for the impact to be significant.