SageBrush wrote:Only one way really: Force them to pay for their pollution, much the same way a puppy's nose is rubbed in an 'accident.'
Then they will decide that paying x now to avoid 10x pollution costs is quite the bargain.
Force would work, but would be nice for them to actually want to do the "right" thing. Most of us know not to pillage our neighbors, yet these same folks find themselves too uncaring to try and stem their AGW impact as they won't ever meet >99.999% of the people they've harmed.
Also, to force them to internalize their negative externalities by paying for their pollution costs means enough people have to take it seriously enough that we can elect the legislators to make it enforceable law.
SageBrush wrote:Did you see my thread on AGW costs ? Somehow the trumpers that read it were unable to grasp the most basic point, that carbon emission avoidance is vastly cheaper than damages and mitigation.
Yes, they have further to make it along the spectrum of knowing->caring->implementing; they don't care to know, and knowing seems slightly disruptive to their lifestyle, so they make sure they don't know
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