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!

Cor Verhoef
Cor Verhoef

Signed and sent to friends.

Thea Turner
Thea Turner

This MUST be STOPPED! Thea world needs the rain forests!

Lynne Perkins Loveless
Lynne Perkins Loveless

I signed the petition.

Ross Appleton
Ross Appleton

On a path of destruction.... The curse of the rich wanting more.. :(

Marcal Thomas
Marcal Thomas

Signed

Alta Williams
Alta Williams

This is where we live, as of now this is the only inhabitable planet so why do we continue to try and destroy it as well as our resources? Stop and think before you buy anything that may be reducing the chances of the planet continuing to support life as we know it, once we destroy our planet with multiple types of pollution there isn't another one nearby with a for rent sign on it! If it isn't 100% renewable we shouldn't even consider using it as an alternative fuel source.

Suzan Parrish
Suzan Parrish

I have signed the petition because I believe many of the events talked about here, will happen.Maybe not in my lifetime.But there will come a time in the future when we will not be able to fix what has been done....I do not have the answers either..Maybe starting at home and the adults practice what we preach..I hope that the many people that make the biggest carbon footprints finally get IT!

Jamie Norris
Jamie Norris

Signed and sealed! :))

Chaitanya Kalevar
Chaitanya Kalevar

Progressive Gas Tax.

Its time has come & it is now!

Canadians & Americans have one of the highest Carbon foot print on our planet & we must try hard to reduce it to avoid or at least delay climate change. We cannot overlook our planet or future!

1. Carbon tax and cap & trade are too difficult to explain to folks busy with their daily lives. Gas tax – everyone already knows! It can stand on its own or with either carbon tax or cap & trade. It can be implemented before the other...

Progressive Gas Tax.

Its time has come & it is now!

Canadians & Americans have one of the highest Carbon foot print on our planet & we must try hard to reduce it to avoid or at least delay climate change. We cannot overlook our planet or future!

1. Carbon tax and cap & trade are too difficult to explain to folks busy with their daily lives. Gas tax – everyone already knows! It can stand on its own or with either carbon tax or cap & trade. It can be implemented before the other options easily with current tax-system. Tax system can motivate a society to be environmentally responsible.

2. If we support progressive income tax for social equity, then why not progressive gas tax for social and environmental equity? It’s an idea that can be supported by progressive liberals, Greens to win the next general election and any by-elections before.

3. Why? -- Heavier [bigger] cars & powerful engines consume more gas, produce more pollution, and cause more road damage & fatal accidents. Also need more space to park when in traffic jam or at home. More paved planet is unhealthy for us and our planet! One person big car drivers need to reduce size of their egos & car/engine sizes to reduce their global warming CO2 impact.

4. How?--Progressive tax will increase gas tax rate based on vehicle weight and horse power [HP]. So, Hummers & limousines may pay XX [?] times the gas tax rate as of smart cars. Step-up tax rate needs to be ascertained by their weight & HP. We can still increase price of gas at the pump for across the board conservation!

5. It provides badly needed additional tax revenues stream for public transit and bike lanes. Smaller cars will need narrower car lanes making room for bike lanes. More bike paths will induce more citizens on bikes. Bikers are healthier than transit riders & reduce health costs too & have a stake in this system! Transit systems are to be bike friendly.

6. We could use more trailers when you need, rather than SUVs or half ton trucks always! A big car for a big family makes sense, but now everyone has a car of their own, so why not all get a small car & bike?

7. Start with large urban areas and then phase in smaller cities, towns and villages. What a way to save our environment, your bank balance and turn our national deficit into a surplus? May be honour Kyoto that we ratified but failed to meet our global responsibilities! Meet the target ASAP soon after the missed deadline and stop receiving fossil awards. Where are they kept, I wonder?

Ask your favourite candidate will s/he support Progressive Gas tax or allow climate change to make our planet inhabitable? What will you do? Need your help to get a planet friendly administration in Ottawa & Washington. Climate change threatens not just planet out there, but Canadian sea shore & ports, not to forget the ecology & wild life near the melting North Pole! Please treat it as an emergency on a sinking spaceship without any life jackets or boats! Yes who is the captain to blow the emergency whistle? Will the 7B+ follow?

Is this planet just for us 7B? Are we leaving any habitat space for other species?

Heads of state are in big Limousines as if they live on another planet, where global warming is not a problem!

Not to mention our Presidents, Governors & Prime minister and Premiers who subsidise CARBON/NUCLEAR industries. HA!

Chaitanya [CHAI] Kalevar 416 657 8421 [email protected].

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