Deep Thoughts By Elmer Beauregard
It sounds like the Cap and Trade bill is in trouble once again, which I am glad about, so "Carbon" taxes and "Carbon" offsets are in the news again. The problem is they don't want to tax "Carbon" they want to tax "Carbon Dioxide"!
My question is: Isn't calling Carbon Dioxide "Carbon" like calling water "Hydrogen"? Actually its worse then that, water is 2/3 Hydrogen, CO2 is only 1/3 Carbon. What Happened to the Oxygen molecules? Where's the "Dioxide"?
It must be a marketing thing, because Carbon is black and really messy stuff but Carbon Dioxide is a clear and odorless gas and is plant food! Nothing would be Green without CO2!
They want put a tax on Carbon Dioxide, so it will drive up the price of electricity so we will hopefully use less of it just because we can't afford it, I get that part.
My question is: When we give all those billions of tax dollars to Al Gore and Goldman Sachs how are they then going to save the planet? Are they all going to buy more energy efficient yachts?
Here's another thing. Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano is dumping tons of Sulfur Dioxide into the atmosphere, but according to the local news this might be a good thing. Turns out scientists want to spray the skies with Sulfur Dioxide to stop global warming.
My question is: Why is it a bad thing when power companies emit Sulfur Dioxide, but its a good thing when nature or scientists do? If Carbon Dioxide causes Global Warming but Sulfur Dioxide prevents it, instead of restricting Carbon Dioxide maybe we should allow more Sulfur Dioxide emissions.