danrjones wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:25 am
...Personally I think one of the biggest mistakes democrats have made the last two decades is focusing only on global warming, when almost every product that produces CO2 also produces irritants and toxins that the average american could understand better. ...
What they understand even better is prosperity but the Dems imho drop the ball by not laying out the case that the push to renewable energy is an absolute necessity for maintaining prosperity long-term. Finding new ways to extract more difficult fossil-fuels buys some time (at the expense of a healthy environment), but if we don't USE that time to prepare for a sustainable future, it's just an illusory sugar-high. We need both energy AND a viable planet to live on. We need to push for it not just because "it's nice and green", but because our prosperity and our childrens' prosperity depend on it.
Maybe it just boils down to one's "concern horizon". Just being concerned with what happens locally before you die brings different conclusions than being concerned about the rest of the world or the next few generations. In my view, the GOP has gone from being the party of "personal responsibility" to the party of "Me Me ME", as best illustrated by their standard-bearer.