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Keeping Nature Exactly as Is ... Forever

Rincon Wrote: May 02, 2012 3:42 PM
A common elite-enviro wail is: ‘. . .the land’s dying!. They’re killing the earth!’ And parts of the earth do appear dead from time to time. But the earth recovers. Always. Meanwhile, we continuing fulfilling our destiny as universe jesters. For example, we’re currently irradiating ourselves with ‘clean’ nuclear energy from Fukushima. Human recovery could take a while this time. George Carlan’s Earth Day sums it up best. And if you liked the concept of the Solyndra Solar Tax Dollar Vacuum, you’ll love The Great Texas Wind Hoax.
True Conservative! Wrote: May 02, 2012 4:12 PM
How many killed by radiation from Fukishima vs the tsunami itself? ZERO vs tens of thousands! Yeah, human recovery is in dire jeopardy!

The human brain is torn between simple intuition and the more complex hard work of figuring out the unintended consequences of any policy. Who doesn't like thinking about trees and greenery and happy animals? Who doesn't want to see steps taken to protect those things, all else being equal? But all else is not equal. Civilization doesn't work when central planners treat each tree as if its value is infinite.

Politicians specialize in convincing you that, with their help, you can have your cake and eat it, too. The idea of a new "green economy" that is both clean and rich...