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  •  We may be a day late and a dollar short (9+ / 0-)

    ...on preventing some of the most serious changes to the climate, but this marks a watershed moment for the economy, the point at which--once the carbon is internalized into the "price"--harnessing the sun makes more economic sense than pillaging the Earth. Unfortunately, so many understood that the angle to fight global warming was going to be economic and not because of moral standing. When there are psychopathic cheers of the Arctic ice melting and freeing the northwest and northeast passage, and all the oil and gas below, that point was made very clear.

    We must not be complacent. We have a good thing on our hands and the effects of cheaper renewables will play nicely over time, but we have to also have discussions about our consumption patterns related to transportation, global exports, and food. There are going to be many angles to this. More importantly, we have carbon dioxide at a concentration of 396 ppm. The effects of climate change are going to be lingering for decades.

    But I am optimistic.

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

    by rovertheoctopus on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:50:27 AM PST

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