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  •  Put the right numbers on it. (2+ / 0-)
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    AoT, FishOutofWater

    If the US and Canada completely exploit the economically viable tar sands it would represent about 75% of the emissions we would have under an "equal share" allotment of carbon sequester capacity to hold warming at 2c. Your "drop in the bucket" argument assumes that we continue to emit far more than our fair share and that the world continues to emit far more than is sustainable. So you make the bucket unreasonably big in order to make the Tar Sands into a drop. No. Numbers are important, but getting the right number is more important than just getting some random number based on specious and immoral premises.

    Passive renunciation is not the whole of wisdom.

    by play jurist on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 03:42:56 AM PST

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