Skip to comments.Capitalism Unable to Deal with Climate Change
Posted on 05/03/2014 6:55:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON - It is time to craft new politics and economic policies to address the sustainability crisis, according to the latest edition of a flagship report by the Worldwatch Institute, a think tank here.
We need to rethink many of our basic economic assumptions and mechanisms, and aim not only for a better and wiser distribution of resources, but also a better sharing of available work. This cant be accomplished via conventional forms of capitalism.
The global community has delayed addressing the issues associated with rapid climate change and environmental degradation for too long, according to the 294-page report, Governing for Sustainability.
And it is this failure in governance that has resulted in the most alarming environmental challenges that we face today, the institute warns, from water shortages to climate change.
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Of course not. That’s EXACTLY why climate change was invented!
Dictatorial thought never ends.
Glow-bull/climate warming/change/disruption/calamity. Keep changing the name to keep the no/low info voters confused.
That’s why the abolition of capitalism is needed along with the establishment of block watchers, guard posts on every corner, national I.D. cards, implementation of a national security force, a new oath to The Dear Leader instead of the Constitution, the banning of private autos except for government business, the criminalization of the possession of hydro carbons.........
The "It's Bush's fault" line no longer works, how 'bout "It's Reagan's fault"?
So dealing with climate change requires the abolition of capitalism?
Gee, who would have guessed?
They’re watermelons- Green on the Outside, Red on the inside. Establishment Republicans are Yellow Watermelons- Green on the outside, Yellow on the inside.
The very nature of capitalism makes it one of the best ways to deal with change.....providing it’s real and necessary.
It is not the business of capitalism to deal with “climate change”, if all that is involved is to pay more taxes.
Now, it there really WERE a profit to be made in dealing with “climate change”, you could bet that the forces of capitalism would be all over the “change”.
Here is a suggestion: Turn the Sahara Desert into a rain forest.
All along the west cost of Africa, set up a series of thorium-powered atomic piles, whose sole purpose is to heat up sea water, distilling it into huge condensation towers, and flushing the concentrated brine resulting back out to sea. The distillate is collected at the base of the condensation towers, and pumped over the Atlas Mountains, to run at first as underground streams, then welling up into rivers and put to use as an irrigation system. When a sufficient flow of water is achieved, the entire Sahara would be turned into a huge agricultural and forested basin, able to support vastly more life than is now the case.
Over time, this profusion of forest and farmland would in turn attract more rain, which does not now fall on the Sahara, or falls, but evaporates before it ever reaches the surface of the terrain. This would continue to spread the green belt all the way across northern Africa, and into the rest of the Middle East, eventually all the way to Afghanistan. With plentiful food and the opportunity to give up the nomad life, at least some of the unrest would be laid to rest among the people who dwell there. Civilization in North Africa and the Middle East will have an opportunity that has not existed since the time of the Roman Empire.
Now THAT would be “climate change”. Introduce a quantum leap in the presence of green growing life forms on the earth’s surface, and the other imagined problems will recede accordingly.
Oh, yeah, it may be necessary to actually INCREASE the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. Just to feed this new plant growth.
Only leftists could think that a tax on exhaling is a good idea.
So, what I think we should do is a study on the most polluted countries and their ideology.
We should start with China. Most polluted country on the face of the earth. Ideology? Communist.
I read a scifi story about how, in a post-fossil fuel world, they took all the excess petroleum and made huge asphalt strips in the Sahara. As they heated up, they acted like huge “mountains” to increase the rainfall in the desert.
Gaia worshippers unable to deal with no climate change for over 17 years. That has not stopped them from trying to destroy personal liberty and impose more expensive government regulations.
Updated Global Temperature: No global warming for 17 years, 6 months (No Warming for 210 Months)
Now what is universally acknowledged to be the biggest problem ever? Racism!
I saw a thread on FR about the Victims and Civil Rights industries investigating issuing "racism credits" patterned after pollution credits. Wealthy white liberals disappointed that "global warming" has fizzled are rushing to get in early.
Celebrating 100 years!
There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. ~ Booker T. Washington (1856-1915.) ~ Educator, Author, Civil Rights Leader
That’s laughable. All the communist countries I have heard of are the worst polluters out there. Just look at Russia, China, North Korea, and Cuba.... All have massive pollution problems.
So we need totalitarianism.
This is in answer to the question, why would people with contempt for the sciences wholeheartedly embrace the false notion that humans cause climate change?
> Farangis Abdurazokzoda... according to the latest edition of a flagship report by the Worldwatch Institute...
So the alternative is collectivism, which will kill everyone, thus cooling the planet.
Capitalism is not “Sustainable”. As per Sustainable Development.
Because we should all take economic lessons from communists called Farangis Abdurazokzoda
Fixed it. We didn't cause it. We can't stop it. Change happens. Change is the only constant in climate.
Capitalism provides the means and motive for the accumulation of capital which will pay for the solutions needed, and the intensification of capital which will implement technological advances needed, to solve any crisis caused by climate change.
Capitalism is not “Sustainable”. As per Sustainable Development.
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