Author Topic: Tar Sands Companies Fudge Environmental Assessments  (Read 337 times)

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Offline TimG

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Re: Tar Sands Companies Fudge Environmental Assessments
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2019, 11:29:15 pm »
But logically we as a society need to take a stance on climate change. Either acting or not acting is a choice, and it needs to be made and it needs to be based on something.
I could not disagree more since "acting" by wasting resources on showy gestures that accomplish nothing is worse that doing nothing. What we need is a rational approach to policy that is driven by what is economically and technically feasible. The trouble is rational action means change that is slow and deliberate while people addicted to alarm scream about how we are not doing enough. Rational action also requires the use of technologies which are available such as nuclear. People who claim to care about CO2 but reject nuclear are no different from people who say we should expand the of coal even when economically viable alternatives such as natural gas exist.
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