Published: Sunday, Jan. 26 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
I,m all for climate change. Lets change it to 70 degrees year-round.
Imagine fuel without fear. No climate change. No oil spills, dead coal miners,
dirty air, devastated lands, lost wildlife. No energy poverty. No oil-fed wars,
tyrannies, or terrorists. Nothing to run out. Nothing to cut off. Nothing to
worry about. Just energy abundance, benign and affordable, for all, for ever.From the book Reinventing Fire.
Are you advocating Congress fix our Wasatch Front problems.I think
it's silly to expect people in Congress to even know about our inversion in
SLC, much less fix them.It's silly to expect people in Florida
to pay for air pollution mitigation along the Wasatch Front.There is
a National angle. But we should NOT be expecting the Federal Government to
solve this local problem for us. It's up to us, OUR Mayors and Governors
and mostly the people, not Congress. They don't even know Utah exists!====We need to find our own solutions.We
can't blame it on the Feds, on Congress. We can't blame it on the
Governor, or the legislature. They can't control how much we drive. Only
WE can control how much we drive!===We can't fight
clean energy alternatives at every turn (by throwing more and more regulations
intended to trip them up and slow them down at every turn).... and then claim we
want more clean alternatives.Eventually Nuclear Energy must be
embraced by the United States like it already is in countries with limited
natural resources like Germany, France, Japan, and even Iran.
working to stop polluting the air has nothing to do with climate change - it is
all about recognizing that the salt lake area climate, which creates inversions,
will not change
What we need to come to grips with is the fact that the Governor can't
control our behavior. Only we can control our behavior. If we need to drive
less, or drive slower, or take mass transit... that's something WE have to
decide (not the Governor).Taking this to the Governor is like a
small child tadling to their parents about a sibling not doing things the way he
wants them to.FIRST... Change your own behavior.THEN...
Educate your friends and neighbors about how well it's working for you.THEN... Tell the world.But don't just go to the
Governor in hopes that he will force people to do it your way, or put tax money
behind your efforts to get people to do it your way.We all need to
do whatever we can. But what works for me may not be what works for you. And
the Governor doesn't know what will work for everybody.If we
all start by improving what we do in our own family... there would be nothing
left for the Governor to improve on!
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