What part of “All peer reviewed scientific papers agree that human induced climate change is real and we need to do something about it” do some people and a few of the thickest politicians not get? ”
“Special interests have blocked transition to our renewable energy future. Instead of moving heavily into renewable energies, fossil companies choose to spread doubt about global warming, as tobacco companies discredited the smoking-cancer link. CEO’s of fossil energy companies know what they are doing and are aware of long-term consequences of continued business as usual. In my opinion, these CEO’s should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature. Conviction of ExxonMobil and Peabody Coal CEOs will be no consolation, [it will help a bit] if we pass a runaway climate to our children.” Dr James Hanse, to Congress Global Warming 20 years later: Tipping Points Near.
“Some people will remember when computers were first becoming popular. There was a lot of fear, Computers will take away all of our jobs and this was way before Terminator (has anyone checked how many Sarah Connors are left alive in California?) or iRobot or anyway you get my drift. Computers have created more jobs than they took.
Cutting ourselves free from fossil fuels by taxing carbon will generate new jobs in renewable energies, in land regeneration, forest management and will provide time for changeover. We need to be smart about it and learn the lessons from the GFC and we need to move swiftly. Smarter, smaller, bio diverse agriculture can breathe new life into rural communities which have become tumbleweed collectors for a long time.” From Chapter 22 of Leaving Neverland.