Little Eagle Meadows ±2300 m., low snowpack year, VI.27.2009.
Eagle Cap Wilderness [ click photo for next . . . ]
On the road in the American Northwest.
[ tweet no. 5,555 III.20.2013 ]
#CARBONTAX[ For the record, I question the wisdom of Dr. James Hanson's proposal
to create a
US RENEWABLE ENERGY ACT w
1) Guaranteed access to GRID
2) Guaranteed PRICE
3) Guaranteed unlimited PRODUCTION
to refund to US citizens any potential carbon tax. It's not only
unnecessarily complicated by its very nature; It prevents
much needed funds going to a moon-landing-style program
to kickstart a radically new REGENERATIVE ENERGY ECONOMY. ]
[ UPDATE: XII.12.2016:
This is, of course. modelled on the German EEG Aact
passed decades ago [1992 I think]. One key difference: The tax at the gas pump
would, in my view, be directly tied to PPM of CARBON.
As the index goes up, say, from 400ppm to 401ppm,
the tax is increased proportionally. In the US, say, a dime for each ppm.
That dime would then dirctly recycled
into the CARBON NEGATIVE ECONOMY.
And so on . . .
The tax makes sense, I think, because
it is free of the arbitrary nature of many taxes, but it is clearly
thoroughly ethically justified.
The whole circle of life, not just people, but all of creatura
has a right to be free of our carbon pollution.
LAND ABOVE THE TREES
Paradise only lasts a day.
Let Time stretch out to eternity.
Let Space open up to the stars.
The new ice you found at the spring this morning is already gone.
See that Lily over there: it only lasts an hour.
Write that love letter you’ve been waiting for, for a thousand years.
Figure out those equations that Einstein knew he had wrong.
The sound of the rushing water mixes with the late summer wind.
As it always has; as it always has.
Your next life can begin another day.
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