Townhall reveals non-scientific …Moral… argument for the many environmental rules and regulations instituted by those that believe that global warming is caused mainly by human activity.
In an interesting exchange between a human caused climate change advocate and Senator Ericksen at his Town Hall on March 4th; a questioner went through the argument: 97% of Scientists have a consensus on human caused Global Warming and ended the statement with the admonition that it was a moral necessity to take political action to prevent all of the bad things in the Global warming dogma including, of course, ending fossil fuel usage now.
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The answer Senator Ericksen gave to this question through some crowd background “noise” surprised some viewers. He too said that some people thought this was a moral argument from the conservative side. The prospective: what if we did not have fossil fuels? What would have been the experience in attaining a standard of living we have here today? Some people in fact believe it is a moral issue to be able to supply inexpensive electricity to third world countries to run their hospitals, public services and homes; and thus save millions of lives in the process of increasing everyone’s standard of living and bringing more people into the middle class.
The answer; as far as Sen. Ericksen is concerned; is to be aware of both sides of the issue and continue our policies on research and development in non-fossil fuel production of energy while maintaining a level of other production that protects a standard of living that allows us to change our source of energy without upheaval. In other words BALANCE. Listen and watch the video… What do you think?