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  •  Yes. Solving global warming is "merely" an (3+ / 0-)

    engineering problem. What prevents us from deploying the engineering required to solve global warming is the CEO types who proclaim "it's to expensive" or "there's no profit to be made." We have wind turbines able to provide over 12 megawatts of power, and PV cells at over twenty percent conversion efficiency. We have the technology.

    So, the real obstacle to a solution is the new financial oligarchy which is opposed to using the using the mechanisms of creating and allocating money and credit for public good, rather than private gain.

    A few weeks ago, Matt Stoller pointed out that expert estimates of the cost is $100 trillion. And the world's rich happen to have $104 trillion in assets socked away in "investments" - investments including such things as Swiss and Cayman Island bank accounts. One thing we're going to have to get rid of are hedge funds. How many people, even on the left, have been attacking the very idea of hedge funds? SHows that we have a ways to go.

    A conservative is a scab for the oligarchy.

    by NBBooks on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:26:37 AM PST

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