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  •  It's very scary really - totally like playing (2+ / 0-)
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    Senor Unoball, RLMiller

    whack-a-mole.

    IMHO going after supply is never going to work - instead demand has to be addressed - my (oft-stated) solution would be an ever- escalating carbon tax with real teeth (say, a cumulative $0.25 per gallon of liquid (or energy equivalent for coal/gas) each and every year - i.e., $0.25 the first year, $0.50 the second, $2.50 the tenth, and so on).

    On one hand that is a slow enough progression to allow society to switch to other forms of energy without huge economic disruption; OTOH it is steep enough ($5.00 after 20 years) that it almost certainly will spur real conversion.

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