Tag: enviroment

President Biden Signs Executive Order to Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

So President Biden has officially made the United States re-join the Paris Climate Accord. This will be interesting to see how this will play out.  Will it benefit the United States and climate change?  Or will it cost us, dearly, trillions of dollars without even making a “dent” in climate change?

What about the other countries? Did they provide actual changes in their country’s policy to “reduce” carbon emissions?

China, to me, is questionable in their participation in the Paris Climate Agreement.  Beijing, for example, has the worst air quality overall in comparison to various cities around the world:

The Paris Climate Agreement is expensive.  I see this as like an expensive gym membership but some members do not bother to use this gym and work out to get the results that everyone assumes to achieve.

Why is it that our country has to literally PAY out of our asses to be in such an expensive agreement when all the other countries are not going to do their part until 10, 15, 20, 25 + years later?

Surprisingly, in the video above, the United States has greatly reduced carbon emissions with constant development and innovation on current energy sources – natural gas, etc.

Reduction of CO2 emissions is the gray line.
Overall impact of the Paris Climate Agreement is minimal.

Here’s my personal take on energy – let us continue to utilize what currently works with reduction in carbon emissions with sources of energy that we have been utilizing. And at the same time we can utilize the newer sources of “renewable energy”. I see that the “renewable energy” is still in the beginning phases (baby phase) of being used – e.g. solar, wind and whatever else.   But we have to remind ourselves, solar and wind WILL ONLY WORK if there is sun and wind!  And it is funny how quite a bit of politicians are pushing for only solar and wind – like those are the ONLY sources of renewable energy out there.

Okay for simplistic sake, here’s an analogy that I can try to best relate in continuing to use energy which currently works and is in CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT (e.g. fracking and natural gas).  Think of the very first internal combustion engine, in the late 1800’s. That was then used in the automobiles – Model T – for example. That was in the beginning phases (baby phase) of being in use and granted it probably emitted quite a bit of carbon back then in the 1800’s and 1900’s.  HOWEVER, through innovation we had the ability to make the internal combustion engine more efficient and more environmentally friendly. Take for example, Nissan since 2010, has been working on making their engines more efficient: https://www.nissan-global.com/EN/TECHNOLOGY/OVERVIEW/ice.html

In contrast, the electric vehicles are still in the “baby phase”.  Yes, it is more appealing because it produces no emissions when you are using the vehicle. However, in producing the electric vehicle (currently) does generate quite a bit of greenhouse gases. 

So do we believe United States really benefiting in re-joining this Paris Climate Agreement? Again, why is it that our country’s government spend billions or possibly trillions of dollars to be in this expensive agreement when all the other countries are not going to do their part until 10, 15, 20, 25 + years later? It’s like we are participating in a 1-man team… where we are doing everything and no one else around is helping. Is continuing to pay trillions from citizen’s tax dollars into a cliché “group” project a real solution for a better climate?

Capitalism does not kill the environment, ignorance does!

What gives politicians, scientists, activists, and “the elite” the right to decide who lives and who dies?

Loving the environment is a good thing.

Teach our kids to love and to protect our planet is good.

But this young girl does not know what is she talking about?

“We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth,” said climate activist and Time magazine person-of-the-year Greta Thunberg before the United Nations in the summer of 2019. “How dare you!”

Wow, that seems deep. But only for shallow minded to endorse a kid to say this.

Environmental debate vs economic debate are so much different to start off with.

Has this girl work ever labored in her life? Laboring is not like you sell girl scout cookies or lemonade or activist/protester.

Does she know kids her age in the development countries have to work underage, underpaid, overtime to scrap for a living, to survive?

Life is not all about money, I agree. My life goal is not about being a billionaire or millionaire. I do not care about money. I want my family to be happy and healthy, and in the end of the day, all I need is to work hard to pay for what I make me happy. We all need income for paying bills, for doctor visits, for clothes, for foods, basic life needs.

Kids in America are seriously spoiled. They may have a job at 16 yrs old but they do not know the real meaning of laboring. They grew up with all shoes/clothes/foods and endorse Socialism. Do you know even know what Socialism is? Don’t you see millions of people fleeing their communist/socialist countries to be in USA for a better chances – capitalism? They don’t just flee their countries for fun.

If Socialism works, why don’t the whole world move to those countries to live but are instead moving to USA?

And do you have any ideas for being poor? Growing up in a slums? Scrapping for a living? Struggling daily just to keep to have something in your stomach so that you can keep on working/fighting for survival? Struggling to have clothes just to cover yourself and to stay warm.

Before you talk about “what food do you like?” “what clothes do you like?” those poor people they don’t have that fancy choices, they talk about “what food I can afford?” “what clothes I can afford?”

Workers – in a coffee shop in Vung Tau, Viet Nam – are throwing bags of garbage into the oceans

And for those poor people who are suffering in the yucky socialism economic system of their yucky communist/socialist countries, go ask them about how much they care about environment? They can’t afford time and thoughts for those fancy topics because they’re too poor and tired to surviving their lives let alone thinking of others’ lives. Those people normally are selfish, low awareness – for what I saw as I was born and grew up in one of those poor countries – but to them, they don’t care.

I grew up hating those people, I think they are killing the world. But then I started to have a job, I started to labor, day by day, I seem to see where they come from. I still don’t agree with their behavior like tossing trash in the ocean, littering, no garbage classifying, trash/bottles/plastics to the oceans. But I believe that if their countries provide better economic opportunities, if they can live a life like how we live in USA, we can start to sit down and discuss environmental care with them.

35 million people rely on the Citarum river on the island of Java, Indonesia, but it has become a toxic river of waste.

So, in short, that young activist girl and all the people behind her are very ridiculous to me for saying Capitalism kills the environment.

Get yourself some education, read more, do more research, get more degrees, get a job, get a career, where you can be helpful for the society, where you can make an impact. You have a choice. And the choice is yours. Be the change you want to see. Don’t just live in the shallow with all your ridiculous judgmental opinions and ask the world to rotate the way you want. Don’t be silly!

No waste separation here
Northern China gripped with heavy air pollution