300maximilien wrote:I truly feel that 100,000 years from now humans will be buried with the Dinosaurs.
I see human civilization as a part of nature. We absorb resources and emit pollutants just like any other organism. Our capacity for intelligence and innovation has brought us farther than most species and may afford us a great chance of survival as we develope new technology and maybe even expand to new worlds...or maybe the collectivists will tax all motivators (money, power, freedom) to such a degree that the entire human race will instead feed off the welfare state, become stagnant, and perish.
Either way, to jump to conclusions about a solution to a potential climate problem and make laws about it just to feel like we did something for future generations is nothing short of masturbation (See: The old King of England building a fence around the edge of the flat world to keep the boats from falling off). You aren't that smart, You aren't that important, and for someone to think think they know enough to FORCE other people to follow their lead is just plain arrogant.
If you think cars should be more efficient, start a car company. If you think powerplants could be more efficient, develope and submit a plan to a power company. But when somebody tells me I can"t use more than 1 sheet of toilet paper because it's killing our children... I want to knock them out and use their face to wipe.
EDIT: Remember, the climate debate is not about whether humans are polluting the planet but about how politicians can use another "crisis" to grab more control of industry and tax things. Energy responsibilty should be a PERSONAL endevour. Industries will identify an energy consious consumer base and market to it. And higher efficiency needs no legislation or regulation. It has always benefited industry to use more efficient technology.