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 Lemon
Hilary Lemon
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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.

John Lovelady
John Lovelady
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Hey I borrowed your comment and place it on Google plus. Very educational.

John Lovelady
John Lovelady
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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!

Antonio Robarts
Antonio Robarts

save our planet.

Devon Davis
Devon Davis

how much more abuse can nature take before she strikes back

Violet Humphries
Violet Humphries

My god see what you are doing what is wrong you people take a good look please

Baseer Naveed
Baseer Naveed

I also seen palm oil plantation field in Saba province of Malaysia, where the hundreds of acres of lands are used for destruction. On the other hand the owners hire the migrant workers as their illegal labour force who are being treated as the slaves of 16th century. the generations of migrant workers from Indonesia and Philippine and also from Pakistan, Srilanka and Bangladesh are locked up in the fields in tin made houses. Their children, to whom we met, are the stateles they do not have...

I also seen palm oil plantation field in Saba province of Malaysia, where the hundreds of acres of lands are used for destruction. On the other hand the owners hire the migrant workers as their illegal labour force who are being treated as the slaves of 16th century. the generations of migrant workers from Indonesia and Philippine and also from Pakistan, Srilanka and Bangladesh are locked up in the fields in tin made houses. Their children, to whom we met, are the stateles they do not have any kind of nationality, nor from their original country and not from Malaysia.

Jes Erin Shaw
Jes Erin Shaw

I do not even use Palm Oil! What is the point!

Raymond Chisholm
Raymond Chisholm

Hope that this makes a difference. You should see the Hinz Rain Forest in Hawaii that looks very much like the photograph shown.

Maxine L Wiggs
Maxine L Wiggs

I agree most of us are very wasteful, indulged and take so much for granted. We're destroying the future for those unable to do anything to control us.

Janine Erceg
Janine Erceg

Without the rain forests—we can not survive—we need the oxygen to breathe & we also need the plants in which we make medicines from! We need its nature & its creatures & its beauty to nourish our souls...& with global warming on its way—far faster than most scientists have predicted—we will also need the shade that all of those trees provide & also their roots to slow erosion! Unless, of course, you prefer that we live in either a "Waterworld" or "Mad Max"-type of world...

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson

We have to clean up our parents trash keep it clean n show r own children this beauty so they will have the smarts to not to misstreat this wonderful world may god bless ya

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