Response to Politicalboi (Reply #11)
Mon May 14, 2012, 02:08 PM
Moostache (2,822 posts)
17. But that's part of the problem...
We WILL pay through the nose, only the payments are not going to be used for the right things!
The payments are enriching a very small cadre of humans at the expense of all future humans. What is happening now will be looked back on by surviving humans as the "Immense Folly of the 20th and 21st century". Just as we look back and wonder "how could ANYONE have believed the world was flat?", so too will those fortunate enough to survive the resource wars and famines
- (if you doubt THIS is coming, I invite you to take a hard look at the current austerity plans in the EU and US and then extrapolate them out to what these countries will proscribe to the wider world as the energy crunch comes in full force) -
wonder "how the hell could so many people allow themselves to be led by the nose by such blatant propaganda?"
The price of oil and gas should rightfully reflect ALL of the subsidies and government largesse that have made it so "affordable" in the first place. On equal footing, clean energy is already well below the real costs of the current methods. The problem is that our political system - and more importantly our media systems - that serve the corporate paymaster have their marching orders and they follow them to the letter.
There really should not be any "controversy" about basic facts, yet there is.
This in and of itself is depressing. Chemistry is a mature science. Physics is likewise. Humans have been working these principles out for at least the last 2500 years. Carbon Dioxide and Methane are extensively characterized and we KNOW how they interact with the environment and more importantly with HEAT and SUNLIGHT. This is not theoretical physics discussing the method of determining the dimensions of a multiverse or the intricacies of String Theory and the universal equation. ITS GODDAMN MATH....MORE ENERGY TRAPPED EQUALS MORE HEAT AND MORE WARMING OF EVERYTHING UNDER THE LAYER OF GAS TRAPPING THE HEAT! Math is the one thing that can be demonstrated as actually 100% true. Scientific theories will always leave room for the possibility that future discoveries may overturn current understanding, but 1+1 is ALWAYS AND FOREVER 2!
It is the existence of media outlets which give voice to the unreasonable and buffoons who in turn spout out lies and half-truths and obfuscations designed to mislead the public and generate the needed "controversy" to prop up status quo thinking and action. These manufactured "controversies" are what the oil and gas companies see as a useful hedge against the end of their business model. They are reaping record profits in the history of humanity by essentially selling off our future to fund their own present. It would be tragic if it weren't so goddamn short-sighted and stupid. These are people who have amassed fortunes that would make Pharaoh blush, yet they cannot see past the next quarterly statement and increasing the already ridiculous profits of their industry at the expense of even having a future beyond the current decade
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