Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by daaskapital
Threads like this are wasted on ATS. Most ATS users are AGW deniers because they prefer to listen to the propaganda put out by the US and the oil
companies.. Really no one knows what is going to happen but when the stakes are so high a risk is not worth taking... We should reduce our reliance on
fossil fuels if its not too late already.. s/f
I don't understand. This thread isn't about whether climate change is real. It's about the desperate need for action (ostensibly to avoid deaths
that would otherwise not occur.)
While my comment may seem to be a 'denier' post, it is not... it's about how carbon credits won't "save lives" - (although it will make many
'rich' people much richer.)
As a cynical conspiracy theorist (which is what I want to be when I grow up) I know it is all propaganda when it is produced commercially. My issue
has never been about the problem.... it's about the solution being 'sold' by those who insist on the problem in a certain way... Their logic is
false. They seem to think that getting the people of the earth to cherish and protect their planet will give them the freedom to continue their
exploitation... their marketing serves to blame anyone but those who actually engender wanton pollution, careless use of technology, and the
consideration of everything outside profit as an "externality" which they can assume no responsibility for. But the solution will make more club
members richer and more powerful... Interesting "fix."
I would wager their carbon credit solution will kill more people than the climate would... except I'm not quite that cynical ... yet.
I welcome discussions about our impact on the load bearing capacity of our ecosystem. I welcome the awareness it evokes. I hate that it is almost
always accompanied by mercantilism-centric solutions... as if the earths ecosystem had something to do with money....