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  •  And that will be the death of us (0+ / 0-)

    We don't want to admit that we're going to have to cut back on these things, and when anyone suggests it they get asked shit like this.  There's an easy answer of course, and one people don't want to hear.

    The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:46:39 AM PST

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    •  It was a serious question (0+ / 0-)

      So lets hear your simple answer.

      •  People need to reduce the amount of energy (0+ / 0-)

        we use and if we can't live in some place without using too much energy then we shouldn't live there.  Not to mention the coming droughts that will make Arizona an absurd place to have large populations.  Of course, we won't change until it's too late because no one wants to talk about what we have to do.  We can't even stop pumping carbon into the atmosphere and we think that we can move millions of people, ha.

        The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:46:01 PM PST

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        •  Well I say the same thing about flooding (0+ / 0-)

          Everytime a property floods, it should revert to wetlands.  No flooded property should ever be rebuilt.  And yes, I include the entire Huricane Sandy affected area in that.  The Jersey Shore and Far Rockaway should revert to wilderness.

          But those are different things.  A flood rips the property apart, makes it unliveable.  It forces people to chose between rebuilding and moving.

          To get the same thing for millions of elderly in Arizona would mean forced blackouts.  But of course the elderly would probably die before they could be moved in that case.  There's no way to outlaw AC in Arizona and force people to move.  And if energy subsidies were removed, people would just whine about high costs being dumped on the poor.

          Of course, if we hadn't turned away from nuclear power 40 years ago, we wouldn't be discussing today taking AC away from seniors, it wouldn't be an issue.

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