View Poll Results: What solution do you have for climate change?

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  • the green new deal

    14 22.95%
  • I don't support the green new deal but I think there needs to be a solution

    5 8.20%
  • nuclear power

    8 13.11%
  • I don't see this as an issue

    31 50.82%
  • not sure

    3 4.92%
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    Solutions to climate change

    The issue of climate change has become a major political issue. Most scientists agree that global warming is real and manmade. Despite this several Americans believe that global warming is a myth.

    As a solution to global warming, Alexandria Cortez proposed the green new deal. This bill was introduced into the house under HR 109. It failed terribly in the senate with the republicans voting against it and the democrats simply voting present.

    Some feel that the push for green energy leaves out one potential candidate: nuclear power. Unlike wind and solar which take up lots of land and can sometimes be unreliable (wind and sun come and go), nuclear energy is every bit as reliable as fossil fuels.

    Several environmentalists are against nuclear energy of fear of nuclear meltdowns and storing waste. When nuclear power first made its debut, the public welcomed it. However, in response to the disasters of three mile island, Cherynobyl, and Fukushima, the push for nuclear power ended.

    It is worth noting though that the Three Mile Island disaster happened before the risks of nuclear energy were known and it was due to a few errors. Also, nobody died from the disaster. The Cherynobyl nuclear disaster was the deadliest in history with 64 deaths attributed to it and was the disaster which really turned the public against nuclear energy. The Fukushima disaster happened due to an earthquake. Onl one death was attributed to it and it didn't happen till many years later. Each of these disasters were from generation II reactors. Generation III and IV reactors use less uranium to produce the same output. In doing so, it reduces the ramifications of a nuclear meltdown.

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    Re: Solutions to climate change

    Your list of options is woefully inadequate and fails to allow for more than one selection.
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    Re: Solutions to climate change

    Before you can have a solution you need a problem.

    Can you cite a single place, a single local council, in the world, and a single bad aspect of a slightly warmer world, using the IPCC's figures for climate change and show that that bad thing is likely to cause the local council to have to spend more on sorting it out than the traffic light budget for that place?

    The place has to have some traffic lights.

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    Re: Solutions to climate change

    Simple.

    The solution is to price carbon appropriately, making people today pay for its future environmental costs.
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    Re: Solutions to climate change

    What solution do you have for climate change?
    i support a twenty or thirty year moonshot to replace fossil fuels using public / private partnerships. seems pretty doable. i don't support regressive carbon taxes.

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    Re: Solutions to climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i support a twenty or thirty year moonshot to replace fossil fuels using public / private partnerships. seems pretty doable. i don't support regressive carbon taxes.
    What about a non regressive carbon tax?

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    Re: Solutions to climate change

    There is no man made solution to climate change. That will occur with or without us.

    However, we certainly have contributed to screwing up our environments, including exascerbating negative climatic trends.

    I by no means buy into the climate change doomsayers rhetoric. No, but I do think having rational discuusions on the pros and cons and maybe middle grounds of the so called "Green New Deal" is wholly justified.
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    Re: Solutions to climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    nope. i support taxing all income as income above a cap. my guess is that will pay for pretty much everything, and will reverse trickle down nonsense. the only regressive taxes the i support are punitive wartime tax rates when the US is involved in any military action abroad, and possibly a low percentage national sales tax to shore up our social programs. if we go to single payer, i support transitioning a portion of the premiums that are currently going to for profit entities to instead fund single payer.

    carbon taxes are a big losing issue. they give the Trumpist zombies something tangible to run on. the Democrats need to stop giving them gifts like that.

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    Re: Solutions to climate change

    Stop having kids and stop letting people in the country who will drive cars. You know it’s funny how the democrats want to do everything they want. But, what would happen if we switch everything over and then what? Ban technology? Ban republicans? Oh wait they are trying to do that anyway!

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    Re: Solutions to climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by Masterhawk View Post
    The issue of climate change has become a major political issue. Most scientists agree that global warming is real and manmade. Despite this several Americans believe that global warming is a myth.

    As a solution to global warming, Alexandria Cortez proposed the green new deal. This bill was introduced into the house under HR 109. It failed terribly in the senate with the republicans voting against it and the democrats simply voting present.

    Some feel that the push for green energy leaves out one potential candidate: nuclear power. Unlike wind and solar which take up lots of land and can sometimes be unreliable (wind and sun come and go), nuclear energy is every bit as reliable as fossil fuels.

    Several environmentalists are against nuclear energy of fear of nuclear meltdowns and storing waste. When nuclear power first made its debut, the public welcomed it. However, in response to the disasters of three mile island, Cherynobyl, and Fukushima, the push for nuclear power ended.

    It is worth noting though that the Three Mile Island disaster happened before the risks of nuclear energy were known and it was due to a few errors. Also, nobody died from the disaster. The Cherynobyl nuclear disaster was the deadliest in history with 64 deaths attributed to it and was the disaster which really turned the public against nuclear energy. The Fukushima disaster happened due to an earthquake. Onl one death was attributed to it and it didn't happen till many years later. Each of these disasters were from generation II reactors. Generation III and IV reactors use less uranium to produce the same output. In doing so, it reduces the ramifications of a nuclear meltdown.
    Your poll options didn't include what I would want to check which would be:

    1) Continue to watch, observe, record climate change and note trends as well as the availability of energy resources.
    2) Put as much time, money, and energy into finding ways to help people adjust to inevitable climate change so that they will be ready.
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