5/01/2008

Question: Will the rising gasoline prices cause support for global warming proposals to decline?

The cost of gas is already so high. Will the threat of even greater costs reduce support for global warming proposals?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the bottom line: All of the crude oil that is possible for humans to exploit on the earth, will be pumped out the ground and burned. Environmental, political, and economic policies will simply determine how quickly the pumping and burning will take place and by whom. The earth's atmosphere won't really care if this C02 dumping process takes 50, 100, or 150 years to complete. In the end, the same amount of CO2 gases are going to be in the atmosphere and the same greenhouse effects, whatever they may be, are going to take place.

5/01/2008 9:25 PM  
Blogger Mike Gallo said...

If, in a place where resources are scarce and personal wealth is non-exsistent (say, a third world country), people concentrate on securing resources to meet basic needs, then wouldn't it follow that a shift towards that by the rising cost of an essential relative to other spending would cause people to care more about getting to work and less about the environment?
I'm just scared that any new governement "energy policy" would entail "fixes" for "climate change," and not do things like cut down on our energy imports by transitioning to domestic energy sources.

5/02/2008 8:42 AM  

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