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Obama climate initiative: Supreme Court calls halt - BBC News
this is akin to taking plaster to fix a crumbling high rise: limiting the emissions and putting cost on emissions for one industry, seen as heavies polluter in public eye ... while livestock industry is biggest +50% of them all. // what is needed is a carbon tax that also includes environmental and ecological cost (ie deforestation, water pollution from pig waste - livestock farming) and if we are already there, what about antibiotic-resistance? A Marschall Plan for the future of earth and its occupants. A future for us. // If and import doesn't have a carbon tax, tariffs have to be enacted on imports based on their damage to environment, ecology and carbon emissions. ... // economic damage & public health problems and health inequality in the future is deferred taxation for the next generation // Obama isn't bold enough. Not Utopian enough.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
America Is One Big Pothole: Ray LaHood - YouTube
- increases cost for people and businesses, doing business. in USA, compared to elsewhere. Ops Cost. ie Commuting times. biggest well being/health cost to employees and thus businesses (sick days and productivity and health care spending) same with air and water pollution. same with defences against flooding (drainage and sewers). same with fallen trees on electricity lines during storms (rail and street disruption). // China is building controversially not for the next 5-10 years. It is building for the next 20-30 years because (1) political system and (2) for the purpose of keeping GDP growth up y/y at an arbitrarily number of ie 5-7%. Without regard for the quality, the multiplier, repair cost (up keep cost of an empty road or building till it is fully utilized in 5-10 years time). // US, UK, etc could also additionally to the gasoline tax put on a levy of 0.1-2% on gross revenue of all businesses. Because they USE the infrastructure too & depend on it to do business - or move.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a

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