Lowel Ml
Lowel Ml

It's OUR own dumb fault ! !
Humanity's fate is ALL about the overconsumption of Energy. Yet, AMERICA Continues to WASTE over 70% of the Energy it Consumes. OUR hedonist energy waste is culturally pervasive, inexcusable, and suicidal.
(1) 100's of millions of lights unnecessarily burn energy every day and night.(2) We over heat, over cool, and over light our municipalities, businesses, offices, homes, churches, SCHOOLS, etc… (3) Over packaging is the norm, and recycling is inadequate. Our...

It's OUR own dumb fault ! !
Humanity's fate is ALL about the overconsumption of Energy. Yet, AMERICA Continues to WASTE over 70% of the Energy it Consumes. OUR hedonist energy waste is culturally pervasive, inexcusable, and suicidal.
(1) 100's of millions of lights unnecessarily burn energy every day and night.(2) We over heat, over cool, and over light our municipalities, businesses, offices, homes, churches, SCHOOLS, etc… (3) Over packaging is the norm, and recycling is inadequate. Our landfills are busier than ever. Plastics (all of which are derived from petroleum) are the cause of most cancers.(4) Most Americans do not minimize their driving; road congestion is horrendous.(5) America's incessant obsession with driving and road construction is the ultimate contradiction to sustainable living.
The only way to eliminate waste and over demand for energy is by using the economic impact of taxing energy. Crude oil must be taxed at $160 per barrel(42 gal) and this 'energy consumption tax' be offset by making Federal Income Tax begin at $60k. Only with a substantial and tangible dollar consequence/reward will there be the incentive to conserve energy. Until the price of gas is $6 to $7 per gallon, Americans will not significantly reduce their over consumption and energy waste.
Ford, GM, and Chrysler continue toward bankrupt, yet basically continue to do business as usual. They must transition to the lucrative business of building solar and wind 'energy producers' for the world's 6.7 BILLION people reason$. They already have the needed infrastructure to mass produce, sell, and install these products. Failure to innovate the auto industry away from energy consumption to energy production will cause the ruin our economy and the environment . Energy demand cannot continue to support dwindling fossil fuel 'supply'.
China, India, and other former 'developing countries' have just begun to compete for the world's remaining fossil fuel. Continued global demand for energy can only be satisfied with conservation and renewable sources.Global warming continues to increases with our persistent waste and overuse of fossil fuels. Human extinction will be the reward for our failure to rapidly and broadly implement renewable energy supplies. The incentives necessary to implement sustainable and renewable energy supplies can ONLY occur when we employ the economics of TAXING ENERGY.
Use your influence and resources to promote Energy Conservation. Americans need to be ever reminded/told to STOP the/our/your Energy WASTE !

Lowell Michalove Energy Conservation Advocate

Paula McCaskill Hope
Paula McCaskill Hope
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Petition signed.

Hilary Saunders
Hilary Saunders
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Yes and Amen from your English cousin! How about looking into the vastly underated and unpublicised area of meat production in the world, which arguably contributes to an immense waste of resources- meat needing two and a half times land than veggie diet, or 5 times the land than vegan diet. Add to this the whole meat production industry's pollution and CO2 production, let alone the greenhouse gas methane produced by all ruminants being far more destructive short term than CO2, and the awful...

Yes and Amen from your English cousin! How about looking into the vastly underated and unpublicised area of meat production in the world, which arguably contributes to an immense waste of resources- meat needing two and a half times land than veggie diet, or 5 times the land than vegan diet. Add to this the whole meat production industry's pollution and CO2 production, let alone the greenhouse gas methane produced by all ruminants being far more destructive short term than CO2, and the awful psychological dependence people have on eating meat. All the inhabitants of mother earth have the right to life, including the forests. We all need to raise consciousness...

Bobbie Meaders
Bobbie Meaders
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LOWEL I DON'T KNOW YOU BUT THIS IS ONE THAT IS VERY CONSERVATIVE, I HAVE AN 08 CAR WITH A LITTLE OVER 25,000 MILES ON IT. SO I DON'T THINK EVERYONE IS WASTEFUL.

Janet Barnett
Janet Barnett
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Bobbie Meaders But that's the whole point of taxing energy, Bobbie, so that people like you would be rewarded and encouraged.

Holly Rohrbach
Holly Rohrbach
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hi janet i only put about 5000 miles on my car a year i plan where i am going before i go anywhere

Daniela Nyvltova
Daniela Nyvltova
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All this is well put and it is the reality, however like Hilary Saunders mentioned, you completely overlooked the number one destructive force on this planet (aside from the human greed and ignorance) is the animal agriculture. The environmental impact is the worst hands down, winning over the whole transport and auto industry. We are killing 60 billions of land animals per year, we are killing this planet and us and our future and most people are just blind to it. This planet has to raise...

All this is well put and it is the reality, however like Hilary Saunders mentioned, you completely overlooked the number one destructive force on this planet (aside from the human greed and ignorance) is the animal agriculture. The environmental impact is the worst hands down, winning over the whole transport and auto industry. We are killing 60 billions of land animals per year, we are killing this planet and us and our future and most people are just blind to it. This planet has to raise its consciousness on every level and the most important and pressing matter is to create a vegan world.

Mike Jonez
Mike Jonez
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Hey I borrowed your comment and place it on Google plus. Very educational.

Mike Jonez
Mike Jonez
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Cathi.. Thats not exactly what she meant. your comment was just rude and combative .." Grow up"

Gregory Gramins
Gregory Gramins
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Dude..First off, you REALLY need to stop drinking the Kool-Aid, and go get an education. Global Warming(LOL) has be proven to be NOT man made. Have you not read the papers released by the scientist who first stated it was man made, but now confess,they were PAID to say that because they cannot PROVE it, even at that, what we produce in pollution, is equivalent to trying to change the PH level of the Ocean by pissing in it. SECOND, to raise taxes on oil would CRASH our economy and millions...

Dude..First off, you REALLY need to stop drinking the Kool-Aid, and go get an education. Global Warming(LOL) has be proven to be NOT man made. Have you not read the papers released by the scientist who first stated it was man made, but now confess,they were PAID to say that because they cannot PROVE it, even at that, what we produce in pollution, is equivalent to trying to change the PH level of the Ocean by pissing in it. SECOND, to raise taxes on oil would CRASH our economy and millions would lose their jobs, and go hungry, crime would increase to an historic level. Anarchy would soon follow and Millions of people like you, would die. As someone who works in the Wind Industry, I can state for a fact that if we put a Wind Turbine on every square foot on the planet, it would still not produce the amount of energy needed to sustain life. You see, we need energy to live. It keeps the pumps running to provide water to humans, it keeps filtration systems working so that we have CLEAN water. It keeps the heat on in the coldest parts of the planet where people would die without it, and cool in the hottest parts of the planet.

The planet has gone through periods where we were a fire ball, and then an Ice Planet. Mother Earth has regulated herself for Billions of years before humans even arrived, and will continue long after WE are gone.

We have enough energy both above and below the ground to last 1000's of years right here in the U.S. you need to know the FACTS....and do yourself and the world a favor, read, learn, and educated yourself!

Lisa Jane
Lisa Jane

this has got to stop! so sad to see.

Leonisa Silva
Leonisa Silva

I agree. I'm also against deforestation to make room for the production of palm oil. Leonisa Silva-Luxembourg.

Johanna K. Quigley
Johanna K. Quigley

Where do they think all of the wild life are going to live after the take there homes way, these People doing stuff like this should be dropped in the middle of the ocean to see what it feels like not to have a home anymore.

Satori West
Satori West

If we have contributed to so much destruction then it is our responsibility to restore what we are able to! Be thankful for the precious air we still have to breathe!

Christopher Revill
Christopher Revill

We think that we can do anything to this buble of air that we live in but nature is now fighting back and changing the envirement that we live because of our stupidity, maybe we don`t deserve to survive any longer as a species, something dristoc will happen before long and it will be of our own making politictions only care about one thing telling us what they think we want to hear and getting our vote next time around.it is about time they started faceing up to what is rearly happening in the world today, will we pay the price I think so.

Andrea Michelle Giangreco

So they're the Environmental Protection Agency, but they don't care to Protect the Environment of What's Left of the Rain Forest, and the many animals and plants that the special rainforest hold? Ya. So they're not really living up to their name, are they?

Lisa J Wray
Lisa J Wray

I was thinking this morning watching Land Line , that if only we were blessed with more 'Forward thinking' in relaton to the environment we would be in a better place. Though this place is wonderful it could be better preserved, especially for our future generations. Love the Earth some of my best friends live there.

Brett Potes
Brett Potes

There are alternate resources but big Oil other Companies and Government have stopped these things from being exposed for Economical and market driven and Profit etc.

Jay Dee
Jay Dee

We the people of this planet have robbed, help rob and plunder out 2/3 of all natural resources the Earth has. Our planet is the abused this time, not the human. I read a report, which is backed by 1360 scientists they say quote "Human activity is putting such a strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet's ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted unquote.

That goes for the rain forests also. How bad...

We the people of this planet have robbed, help rob and plunder out 2/3 of all natural resources the Earth has. Our planet is the abused this time, not the human. I read a report, which is backed by 1360 scientists they say quote "Human activity is putting such a strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet's ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted unquote.

That goes for the rain forests also. How bad will the effects be. Take a close look, and start thinking, what is in Iraq, what is in Iran, what is so valuable, is it the oil? What really are people dying for there, other humans or those resources that are here to find. Where are the natural resources, what are they? Who is going to have or get or control the 1/3 of natural resources that are left. I predict the year 2020, hears good on, doesn't it 2020. That will be the start and decay of the human race. that is my prediction when the resources run out. Because of human demand for food, fresh water, timber, fibre and fuel, more land has been claimed for agriculture than as the last two centuries. For enough crops to sustain a whole planet, still not enough land. Ohhh we will import the land from the moon! Just a remark to show how helpless our situation is or can get.

Are you hungry? Are you cold. Wow, what was that for strange creatures, I seen. No you can not go in the water Billy, there are dangerous creatures there now. That is funny looking livestock. What kind of plant is that. Mutation on mutation will appear. There will be a migration of animals and plants that will change our ecosystems and the earth. Am I scaring any one with these horror scenes that will become real.

We have had many wars on this planet.The last war will be the greatest of all, the war to survive.

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