[Ok-sus] Inhofe Premises NO. 2

John Miggins johnmiggins at comcast.net
Fri Mar 15 20:13:37 UTC 2013


That sounds great 

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On Mar 15, 2013, at 12:41 PM, "Joel Olson" <joel.olson at cox.net> wrote:

> 
> Well, John, in answer to
> "What could be more sustainable than that.":
> 
> We could recognize that the argument is over, and stop falling for the
> "Let's argue the case again" gambit promulgated repeatedly by the
> minions of the Heartland Foundation, the Koch Brothers and the big
> fossil fuel corporations. It's exactly like the moron who lost $20 betting
> on the play, and another $20 on the replay.
> 
> And get on with doing something about the problems. It is very clear
> that we need to stop using fossil fuels, for electricity and for transportation.
> 
> The battle over limiting carbon will continue and it looks a lot like the
> trench warfare of WWI - little movement on either side. And its likely to
> stay that way for the next four years, while the natural calamities continue.
> Floods and hurricanes along the coasts, heat waves in the midwest, water
> shortages in the southwest. The cap & trade, or fee & dividend arguments
> will all be quickly turned into squabbles as to who gets the tax money, and
> the measures will be stalled.
> 
> Cutting back on CO2 will be costly, and much of that cost will trickle down
> to everyday people. A sudden stop would be more dramatic that the recent'
> 'fiscal cliff'. But gradual reduction, combined with replacement with renewable
> energy will soften the drop. And renewables are, by definition, sustainable.
> 
> The way that other states have made progress in renewable energy is by
> enacting a mandatory Renewable Portfolio Standard. These require the major
> utility companies to obtain a percentage of the state's energy use from
> renewable sources by a certain date. It puts pressure on them to eliminate
> their coal plants, and to encourage the development of renewable industry,
> jobs, factories and investors in-state. It is a proven way to develop renewables 
> quickly, and expand the state's economy at the same time.
> 
> People will never go for a straight elimination of fossil energy. We HAVE to
> replace that with energy from clean sources.
> 
> 
> Joel Olson
> meteorologist, NWS, retired
> Moore, OK
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "John Miggins" <jmiggins at cox.net>
> To: <ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org>
> Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [Ok-sus] Inhofe Premises NO. 2
> 
> 
> Perhaps we can stage a great debate in the state of Oklahoma on this topic once
> and for all in lieu of a sustainability conference it would seem with the
> experts we have on both sides I would Pay to see Hentges and Inhofe debate
> global warming, perhaps have it in Norman at the Weather Center.
> 
> 
> What could be more sustainable than that.
> 
> 
> John Miggins
> Principal
> Harvest Energy Solutions
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> 
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