Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
That is why it seemed funny. You who opposed war to the point of wanting Putin to have the Noble Prize instead of Obama suddenly could not think of the extra money being used for anything else other than war.
Don't get me wrong. I am a believer. We will have to change a lot. The Club of Rome was not wrong in that.
But ask yourself following question. How many percent of your income would you be willing to spend on the thing? 1%....5%....20%.....50%.....95%? How many basics are you willing to forego? Meat? Acapulco? The house? I've looked at the estemates and at today's technology we will have to give up quite a bit. Money we use to reduce CO2 or methane with inefficient processes will take money out of research or out of food bowels. If we can develop better technology we will not live as much more poorly and fewer people will be killed in the third world by our effort.
So how much damage are we willing to take without knowing how much we need take?
There is no way to make our present plant redundant without damage to people.