The energy trifecta; entropy, economy, environment.
- January 31, 2019
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Politicians profess an aversion to picking technology winners all the while subsidizing fossil fuels to the tune of a year while leaving the public to pick up the cost of greenhouse gas emissions that in 2015 killed 9 million people and did in economic damage.
The fossil industry is a major sponsor of the electoral campaigns of its cronies and skews democracy by outspending the eco-friendly who are economically depleted by the environmental damage of the polluters. All of which leads to the unrest witnessed in democratic and non-democratic constituencies alike around the world.
This tension between the economy and the environment is one of our most contentious issues and yet is totally unwarranted.
The Economy is;
- the wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services, or
- careful management of available resources.
tell us, “A carbon tax offers the most cost-effective lever to reduce carbon emissions at the scale and speed that is necessary,” calling climate change a “serious problem” that needs “immediate national action.” Yet, the poll released this week by the shows that only about half of Americans over 18 support a carbon tax.
Like politicians, the economists are pitting one side against the other with the result there are no outright winners and the careful management of our available resources goes by the boards.