"7. "If pollution on our planet contributes to warming trends, shouldn't we stop it?" Reality check: The two main polluters in the world, communist China and India with 7.7 billion people and 37% of the world's population, are not cooperating in any meaningful way. On a personal level, we all need to do our part. If I flip some trash into a receptacle and miss my "slam dunk," I turn around, pick up the trash and deposit it in the can!" -- Larry Tomczak
So because India and China are bad actors we should just throw our hands up? What kind of a moronic argument is that? We should lead Larry, lead. Not withdraw from the international agreement on climate change.
"8. The root problem in America is irresponsibly and irrationally politicizing this issue instead of approaching it wisely, affirmatively and cooperatively. Angry, far-left global warming fear-mongers, dismissed as "environmental-wackos," demand two things immediately: --Eliminate coal, gasoline and fracking rock to release petroleum, which demonizes industries employing tens of millions of hard-working Americans when we are finally energy independent from Middle East oil; and --Take the money from those involved with supplying our gasoline and redistribute the wealth to the poor and lower-income minorities under socialistic government control.
Totally realign the economy? Stop all drilling for oil? Redistribute the wealth under socialism?" -- Larry Tomczak
Yes, or course. The problem is not that we have polluted God's planet to near extinction but instead it is all of those loud complainers telling us to stop. Listen to the insanity of his arguments! We should continue to kill this planet because of jobs? What, will there be no new jobs in clean energy technology? It is not demonizing an industry but rather the result of that industry. They have made their trillions of dollars and now it is time for them to either reinvent themselves or go the way of Blockbuster Video. I am not even going to address his ridiculous red herring of socialism, which has absolutely nothing to do with this conversation.
"9. Is it realistic to support the astronomical costs and unrealistic ideas of a Green New Deal as the antidote to the apocalyptic scenario presented? The so-called "climate crisis" may require bold proposals, but they need to be rooted in reality; not impossibility! Here are some advocated "solutions" to stop the perceived crisis said to "lead to our extinction in 10-12 years."
--Eliminate all combustible engines and mandate electric cars and hydrogen-powered planes.
--End 80% of the current sources of American power.
--Upgrade and restructure every building and all 136 million homes in America.
--Build a 2,500-mile, high-speed rail to Hawaii as an alternative to air travel.
--Guarantee a government job for everyone, including those "unwilling to work."