BlutoSays wrote:Energy use and GDP are tightly woven. That's a fact, like gravity exists.
You seem to think if you let inflation rip, it won't be as bad.What happens to all the retirees and those on fixed incomes who live off social security?Your UBI will do nothing except make a jar of peanut butter rise from $4 to $7 along with the heating/cooling bill and everything else. When you "give" everyone money without demanding productivity, you cause inflation and devalue the currency further.
Frankly, if your theory of climate change were correct...well...we just put the whole world on economic pause for two years and at a much more drastic amount than you could hope for (people not driving nearly as much, fewer airplane flights, whole businesses and consumer consumption shut down) and well.... you're still worried about it. Let's not bring climate change into this. Stick to economics. We had "less than a decade" when Al Gore was selling it in the 90's.
Bottom line, I trust the market much more than the overlords "tinkering" in Washington DC and Davos. Everything they touch turns to shit.
The people on Soc. Sec. would get the UBI payments too.
With the additional funds they could pay the higher prices.
Most people would have been able to figure that out. The fact that you couldn't tells us a lot about you.
Climate change is real. I bet you didn't grok what I wrote when I wrote,
"You and I likely disagree on the effects of climate change starting now. I see it as gathering velocity starting now. You may have missed it but, there are reports of a 10 fold increase in methane CH4 being released each day compared to the last few years. To me this is the evidence I have been told to watch for that a CH4 tipping point has been crossed and starting now the temps will shoot up faster than they have for the last few years. This is because methane is 80 to 100 times stronger as a GHG than CO2 when it is released, but it does convert to CO2 fairly fast. So, over a 20 year period it isn't all that bad. However, if more and more CH4 are being released in the arctic every month, the amount of CH4 in the air will keep increasing/growing because the amount released is much greater than the amount being converted to CO2."
Your reply was to point out that your info sources have misled you about what Al Gore rally said all those years ago.
Whatever he said, he was trying to get the attention of the mass of the people. Sometimes one must exaggerate to do that. Frankly, I don't remember what he said.
. . . It doesn't matter to the fact or non-fact that NOW 10 times more methane is being released into the air in the arctic than was being released per day this time last year. And this will heat the arctic and this will cause the rate of methane released per day to increase quite rapidly. The claimed fact that methane changed 10 fold in 1 year means it will increase by at least doubling every year for the next several years. It might increase 10 fold every year. If it does increase 10 fold from now on, all the IPCC projection go out the window. Temps will start increasing a lot faster
than they have been for the last decade. Maybe twice as fast or even up to 5 times faster.
. . . If the temps go up 5 times faster then every 2 years we will see the effects that the IPCC predicted for a decade to occur in just 2 years. [Well, the effects on glaciers and sea level will not happen that fast, but maybe in 5 years, not 10.