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  1. What WE are talking about is that your claim of "negligible temperature rise" is based on false assumptions , because you chose to exclude much of the relevant data. Good you are not an crimes investigator - you were going to lock up all the innocent guys. Lets leave it at that.
  2. This is what I hear too, however at a landfill I supervise, no loads of plastics are brought in to be landfilled. As we know, most of the regular garbage contains a huge amount of plastics. Once those large garbage bags get ripped by the excavator , depending on winds, there can be a good amount of light stuff going up and into the neighboring forests. Then birds - crows and eagles , grab what they can, despite the best of efforts to keep them away. Those birds are able to grab even larger plastic containers and fly away with them, eventually dropping them down some place out of reach!
  3. called microplastics But once landfilled there will be no sun exposure for them. Don't worry , I do not do any better - garbage goes into plastic bags and then into the dumpster. I recycle just about everything, but there is always this little bit of non-organics in the kitchen, bathroom, basement. What bothers me is that people do not want to clean the environment. They drive in their pickups or new SUV's by those TH cups, beer cans and McDonalds lunch boxes and never stop to collect them, or the plastic bags caught on the trees nearby!
  4. And are you picking up the plastic? I had over 30 bags collected last week near a landfill and another 3 bags collected yesterday off the side of a highway. How many did you collect? Just keep in mind burying the plastic only makes it invisible, but it is still there, affecting the environment.
  5. And why would you be looking only at the last 20 years? Because this is precisely when industry driven climate change started or because this suits you better? Hey, you may see if the temperature is lower today compared to yesterday and claim the Earth is cooling off.
  6. You have to be kidding me. An example of what exactly, when we speak of climate change? Rivers change their course all the time - the outside side of the bend gets eroded , the inside side of the bend usually grows.
  7. To my untrained eye, all the highs in the 80s are lower than the lows of 2010's. To claim that "any rise is negligible" will tell me you are full of it.
  8. Without any hesitation I can tell you this can't be true. Our population globally is still expanding under the pandemic. At this point I do not recommend genocide; just a complete ban on immigration.
  9. I interpret the luxury tax as payable by individuals who own a plane or a boat and use them entirely for pleasure, not a business. Excuse me, but having someone live in the wilderness where the only means of transportation is an airplane does not sit well with me. You have a situation where thousands of wildlife and humans get disturbed and hundreds of liters of fuel are burned for one individual's extravagant desires. I secretly hope people who do that either crash one day or become grizzly food.
  10. Of course. It is bull***, but we can think of it as nothing more than an addition to the present income tax. So why not make it such that the rich people with the luxury items who burn fossil fuels like crazy and fill up the landfills with plastic pay more and more and more?
  11. I did not mean commercial boats, of course. A private fishing boat with an engine or two is a luxury, as one can go without it, still catching fish. The trailer the boat is on will also be a luxury item, of course!
  12. This reminds me that the luxury tax can be combined with the carbon tax and be called carbolux tax !
  13. In my opinion a car over $50,000 qualifies as a luxury vehicle. Any boat is a luxury boat unless its use is to bring people from the mainland to an island where those live. Same with aircraft. In addition, any snowmobile, ATV or Harley motorcycle will be luxury items. This list goes on..
  14. ??? Yes, they will be professional with the flight attendants serving dinner and picking up the garbage from those crammed passengers on a transcontinental flight lasting 12+ hours; then quickly popping in the cockpit for a chat with the pilot. Lets not fool ourselves!
  15. It is also physically impossible to pay off the national debt, but we are still taxed and payments are made. But yes, it is impossible for as long as our population is that big and continues to expand. Reduce people and meeting the goals will become easier and easier.
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