I am a strong advocate for urgently reducing emissions however - if we follow your analogy to the letter we must shut down all forms of combustion engine racing immediately, park our cars and ride bicycles - etc etc.Andres125sx wrote: ↑Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:13 pmgruntguru wrote: ↑Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:34 amDollars are the best way we have of keeping score. Read my post again. "If you can afford to - pay whatever it costs to reverse the damage done by your indulgence then go ahead and do it."Andres125sx wrote: ↑Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:26 amSeriously guys? You continue using money as the only reference? Anyone with a big enough account can do whatever he/she wants?
How do we value or pay an atmosphere full of GHG?
How do we value or pay an increase of 2ºC of seas?
How do we value or pay destroying forests?
How do we value or pay a hole in the ozone layer?
I´m a capitalist, but not an extremist who consider everything has a price, including lives and the planet like you are suggesting . There are things which don´t have a price and it does not matter how many zeros are put in the paycheck, no fortune can replace ozone, the atmosphere or a balanced climate or environment.
There are without question, ways of measuring CO2 emission, ways of reducing CO2 emission and measuring the cost of doing so.
Sorry but you continue missing the point. We need to urgently reduce emissions, wich means erradicating any emission wich is not needed, and compensating for all the rest wich are needed as they´re immense.
You comment is like a captain of a ship who is sinking and admit someone doing a hole in the ship if he can evacuate the water wich will come in through that hole... no way man, we need those two hands evacuating the water which is already coming in, not wasting those two hands with new holes
All hands are needed for existing holes, no new holes please!
Meanwhile, the low-hanging fruit in energy generation and industry remains untouched.