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    1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions Ė study: https://www.theguardian.com/business...study-covid-19

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuiceCrewAllStar View Post
    1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions Ė study: https://www.theguardian.com/business...study-covid-19
    That's a lot of people. One percent of the world's population is about 75,000,000 people. I'm surprised it's not something like 1/10 of 1% do that.

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    Damn socialists and their push to fix problems preemptively. Idiots.

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    How long will funding for public health and pandemic preparedness last before being cut, 5 years?

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    Well, both sides are essentially the same. So Iím told.
    I love mankind...itís people I canít stand!!

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    So Joe Biden is a Trojan horse for the AOC wing of the party. Good to know.

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    G.M. Will Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035



    The days of the internal combustion engine are numbered.

    General Motors said Thursday that it would phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks and sell only vehicles that have zero tailpipe emissions by 2035, a seismic shift by one of the worldís largest automakers that makes billions of dollars today from gas-guzzling pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.

    The announcement is likely to put pressure on automakers around the world to make similar commitments. It could also embolden President Biden and other elected officials to push for even more aggressive policies to fight climate change. Leaders could point to G.M.ís decision as evidence that even big businesses have decided that it is time for the world to begin to transition away from fossil fuels that have powered the global economy for more than a century.

    G.M.ís move is sure to roil the auto industry, which, between car and parts makers, employed about one million people in the United States in 2019, more than any other manufacturing sector by far. It will also have huge ramifications for the oil and gas sector, whose fortunes are closely tied to the internal combustion engine.

    A rapid shift by the auto industry could lead to job losses and business failures in related areas. Electric cars donít have transmissions or need oil changes, meaning conventional service stations will have to retool what they do. Electric vehicles also require fewer workers to make, putting traditional manufacturing jobs at risk. At the same time, the move to electric cars will spark a boom in areas like battery manufacturing, mining and charging stations....

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    quit lecturing us you fucking frauds in the Biden administration:

    The plane registered to U.S. Special Envoy on Climate John Kerry's family emitted as much carbon as around 36 typical passenger cars would in a year.

    Flight logs obtained via aviation data firm FlightAware show that the Kerry family's Gulfstream GIV-SP spent around 22 hours and 22 minutes in the air over the past year.

    Using Paramount Business Jets emissions calculator, Fox News found that Kerry's planed accumulated an estimated 166 metric tons of carbon between trips dating from Feb. 9, 2020, to Jan. 10, 2021.

    For comparison, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. That calculation assumed a car that drives around 11,500 miles per year with a fuel economy of about 22.0 miles per gallon.

    JOHN KERRY'S FAMILY STILL OWNS PRIVATE JET AS HE LEADS CLIMATE FIGHT, FAA RECORDS INDICATE

    As Fox News previously noted, the Kerry family owned a private charter jet company that the longtime Democratic politician appeared to benefit from financially. As late as 2013, his executive branch personnel financial disclosure showed Kerry owning "over $1,000,001" in assets for the charter company Flying Squirrel LLC through his wife.

    Kerry's financial disclosures from 2009-2012 also show that amount. In his 2013 disclosure, the former secretary of state reported between "$50,001-$100,000" in rent and royalties for the company. That figure was over $1 million in his 2012 form and between $100,001-$1,000,000 for 2013. Other disclosures show rental income of over $1 million for 2011, "$100,001-$1,000,000" for 2010, and "$100,001-$1,000,000" for 2008.

    Private jets have been estimated to emit upward of 40 times as much carbon per passenger as commercial flights.

    The emissions estimate comes as Democrats consider massive proposals for overhauling the nation's energy economy with potentially skyrocketing costs for households and individual Americans. President Biden's climate proposal would cost at least $1.7 trillion. That could grow, however, depending on how Democrats negotiate with him in Congress, where progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., have been adamant about passing the ambitious Green New Deal.

    During the campaign, Biden said he would use the Green New Deal as a framework for his climate plan, although his proposal cost significantly less than other plans that adopted that framework. Regardless, Biden's plan aims for the type of economy-wide transformation advocated by more left-leaning members of his party.

    KERRY VOWS TO TREAT CLIMATE CHANGE AS 'URGENT NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT'

    That included achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, which the Heritage Foundation has said would cost the economy millions of jobs, thousands of dollars in lost household income, and trillions erased from the nation's gross domestic product.

    The conservative nonprofit used the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) National Energy Model to forecast the impact of steep carbon taxes aimed at reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Not only did the model crash, it failed to approach anywhere near the goal outlined in the "GND." The closest Heritage was able to get was a 58% reduction in emissions, achieved through a $300 carbon tax -- taxes above $300 crashed the EIA's model.

    They estimated that just a 58 percent reduction would, by 2040, cost the economy $15 trillion in lost gross domestic product and an average of 1.1 million jobs per year. The average family of four would also see a total income loss of $165,000, or nearly $8,000 each year.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., maintain that the cost of inaction on climate change is unsustainable. According to Sanders, solutions like infrastructure and investment would boost the U.S. economy as well. Biden's campaign website predicted his climate response could create 10 million "well-paying jobs."

    Sanders previously warned that without action on climate change, the U.S. would "lose $34.5 trillion by the end of the century." He also predicted savings as high as $70.4 trillion over 80 years by "averting climate catastrophe."

    The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
    As you requested, here is a short cut to the article for all you lubish intellectual sloths:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/joh...-jet-emissions

    And by the way, spare us the usual wailing and caterwauling about the source.

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    When your political agenda is "see! you do it too" rather than "I've got an idea and plan to address an issue." You just might be a selfish a-hole that only cares about remaining in power. Which party no longer presents ideas? Which party stomps on the fingers of people trying to crawl up the hill and which reaches a hand to help? Which is the party of fear mongering (they want to take your guns! Healthcare is just socialism - get a job! They are going to take over your neighborhood! Burning! Looting! Law and order! War on Christmas! Attack on religious freedom!) Must be exhausting always believing everyone is out to get you for... reasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailordeac View Post
    quit lecturing us you fucking frauds in the Biden administration:



    As you requested, here is a short cut to the article for all you lubish intellectual sloths:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/joh...-jet-emissions

    And by the way, spare us the usual wailing and caterwauling about the source.
    To be fair, Kerry wasnít in the Biden Administration during the time period analyzed. But, generally I agree. Our leaders need to do a better job setting a good example on how to change our ways to reduce carbon production. Sure travel is essential when you are a world leader and need to meet with other world leaders etc. but they should try a little to set a good example.
    Birds are real.

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    How come Republicans and conservatives only say whatabout others?

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    Well if Kerry flies on an airplane then I guess our only choice is to do nothing about a problem that will cause mass extinction and terrible wars.
    Last edited by WakeForestRanger; 01-30-2021 at 05:48 PM.

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    For those that know about Thomas Bus in High Point, NC we have just recently started making electric school buses and just sent quite a few (I think around 50) to Virginia for our first order of that type. Pretty wild to drive a bus that sounds like a golf cart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForestRanger View Post
    Well if Kerry flies on an airplane then I guess our only choice is to do nothing about a problem that will cause mass extinction and terrible wars.
    Yep. I was thinking that myself when I read sailor's post. Somehow anytime a Democrat flies on a plane or lives in a large home (they went after Gore a lot for his lifestyle) it completely undermines all the evidence of climate change and global warming, and is even worse than Republicans gutting environmental regulations, like the Clean Air and Water Act, that have done enormous good in making our air and water cleaner. No doubt Kerry and Gore and other environmentalists should be more aware of the optics of their position, but that isn't close to what Republicans are doing to make it easier for corporations and individuals to pollute the air, water, and pretty much anything else if it will help them to increase profits. Fox News has been all over this "major" story though, so they clearly feel that it does make points with their viewing base.

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    When you can't make a coherent and reputable argument for your side just attack the other. Who's had no new ideas for 30 years?

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