Wednesday, December 20, 2006

What I'd Like To See The Dem's Do: Part 2 Global Warming

Last time I checked we humans didn't have gills. Living like they did in the horrid movie "Waterworld" is just not a possibility. But, if we don't do something about global warming soon, we are going to faced with our own little "Waterworld".

There are a lot of things that we can personally do to help this impending crisis, but not to much our government can do. For starters, we have not ratified the Kyoto treaty. Our government needs to ratify this document and officially get on board with cutting greenhouse gases, no matter what that means for their polluting big business buddies.

The government has to have the EPA put forth stricter mileage ratings, and emissions standards. Our auto industry is realizing the quagmire that SUV's have gotten them in. Sales are down, gas prices are up, and people want fuel economy cars, hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles. Ford and GM are considering a merger to compete with more fuel efficient companies like Toyota and Honda.

Our city, state and federal governments need to implement tax cuts for new buildings that use green technology like solar panels and rooftop gardens. Also, tax breaks for people who upgrade existing homes and buildings with green technologies would be nice.

I watched "An Inconvenient Truth" not long ago and this is a must see for everyone. We should educate our children on global warming and educate our legislators on global warming. We as a people can do our small part, and it all adds up, but the bigger picture is what needs focus.

Our very existence depends on it.
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