Originally posted by darvlay
Yeesh. I still don't understand why Environmentalism has became a left/right thing.
Put simply, environmental concerns are being used as a weapon. For example, the whole push for cap and trade is an example. The whole issue regarding global warming is a secondary one, as far as I am concerned. Case in point, is the fact that there is no sane energy policy in the works. These bafoons complain about being in Iraq, but do nothing to free us of our dependence on foriegn oil. In addition, they don't champion nuclear energy, which is carbon free. All they do is talk about "clean coal", as if that makes any sense. So their answer is to pass the greatest tax in US history via cap and trade as we travel down the same road. Of course, the pollution wiill only be outsourced, like all the rest of the jobs have been in the US. So not only will the US lose jobs, the pollution will continue unabated in foreing lands.
And lastly, the whole science behind these issues is in itself controversial. The term "junk science" is often thrown around when discussing things like global warming. After all, the earth heats up and cools on its own, so how are we to distinguish what effect we are having? In addition, if it is "heating" things up, how are we to acurately predict where we are headed?
So why are they pushing cap and trade? Tax revenue. Its like crack cocaine to these guys. Of course, if they were really concenred about the enviornment, would they live jet set lives and own myraids of mansions? If you ask me, none of them care, they just want our money.