Dec 17, 2008

Obama: "Under my plan, electricity costs will necessarily skyrocket"

When President-elect Barack Obama discusses his cap-and-trade policy at least he acknowledges “electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.”

Obama admittedly recognizes his cap-and-trade plan artificially distorts the market and thus raises prices significantly. But does he understand the true extent of these costs?

This isn’t a knock on Obama. Sen... (just a heart felt message) John McCain would have readily signed a cap-and-trade bill if he were elected president. Also I would not question Obamas plan if I did not have several better options for his staff.

But he wasn’t and Obama was. Some members of Congress have backed off a cap-and-trade plan because of the economic damage it would inflict. It’s time to realize this isn’t good policy. Not now. Not ever.

What about the costs?
A recent Analysis calculated the costs of global warming legislation in the U.S. alone and the cumulative GDP losses for 2010 to 2029 approach $7 trillion. Single-year losses exceed $600 billion in 2029, more than $5,000 per household. Annual job losses exceed 800,000 for several years. That’s a scary price to pay for what little benefits we receive.

TRUTH - no one wants to admit

Why 'Cap and Trades' are bad for Environment & Economy...

HAASE - Are these people suggesting conservation and energy reduction? This is the only plausible solution lowering "carbon use"

Regardless of anything else... without conservation and reduction nearly all carbon storage or control options will ultimately fail.

It makes all focus and efforts in these sectors implausible.

Ironically, if we fix the "true" causes of what produces "toxic" emissions we also reduce green house gas emissions beyond anyone's "Gullible Warming Models".

Daily, toxic chemicals (true pollution) and particulates kill thousands. Our daily output of toxic chemicals is making "everlasting" marks on our DNA and every natural plant and organism. It is beyond me why this is not enough of a problem without skewing science, media and public perception into believing false sources. The truth is "inconvenient" enough.

Global warming, Carbon dioxide, polar bears? The focus on these being "primary problems" is the root cause of the real problem. It has diverted now trillion$ into a future of "hydrogen dreams" that have nothing to do with actually fixing a problem just shifting capital and resource markets to create a facade of "power"... Most of this money is now gone to fight our real problems.

We can stop this "carbon pollution" cycle anytime we want to by living "within our means with what we have" (Sustainability) but, it will be very difficult to stop the toxic cycle we have created that will take thousands of years to dissipate (if ever).

Sustainability - As a society we have no idea what this means, none.

We need everyone to change their mentality to focus on "what kills us, kills our environment"... it is that simple.

We are running out of fresh water, clean air and top soil and will reach "peak biosphere" if we continue to ignore it.

During the holidays more than ever we need to think about what truly makes a difference in improving the world.

Christopher Haase
While we are "sweating the small things we can not change" our future is dissolving before our very eyes.