Your implication, as usual, is that we don't have huge issues now with everybody driving gasoline cars. Lesser of two evils as Brock said.NewBie said:You'd have a huge issue if everyone adopted EV.
Groovy. What do you propose? I read plenty about how you think the solutions I'm pushing are somehow worse than what we have today. What should be we doing? And who will pay for the changes? Just what should our taxes be paying for? Oil exploration? Keeping the military in place to defend our oil rights?I'd really like to see actual *real* solutions that are not borne on the taxpayer's backs, instead of feel good type stuff.
As for the cost to society of how we deal with energy - you ignore the health and evironmental costs of doing what we're doing today. Reminds me of back when we decided to remove the lead from gasoline. The auto industry was against it because of the cost that would be passed onto consumers to change the way the engines were made. It was determined that it would cost the auto industry $100 million in the first year to make these changes. The study then expanded to find out the *Other* financial effects of this change. The *savings* to society for removing lead from gasoline was counted in the $Billions - for reduced health costs and environmental damage. So we balance $100Million against something like $4Billion. The $100M seemed pretty expensive when we ignored the other costs.
Again. Some of us are doing what we think is best. Do you have any proposals for what would be better? What is it that you're doing that isn't just "feel good" and that makes the issue better? What would you have the rest of us doing to solve this problem? The only answer I can infer from your single-dimension comments is a continued reliance on oil.meanwhile, folks will do the feel good thing, which is not a solution, and often makes the issue worse.
I'm currently commuting by bicycle. Is this just another useless feel-good process? Making the issue worse because of the mining for the aluminum in the frame, and making the petroleum-based rubber tires?