Friday, July 10, 2009

Human being is destroying himself by his own hands

Scientific studies showed where there is no doubt that pollution especially that caused by big factories is a cause for the increasing of climate change and global warming. And it becomes known that Ozone hole caused by pollution is becoming wider year after year as the Gas emissions are increasing too and helps in the rising of temperature on our planet and leads to the appearance of new diseases…

These days, leaders of what is known as G8 summit in L’Aquila in Italy in order to discuss global warming and the procedure of reducing Gas emissions. But, away from the misunderstanding between countries concerning plans and policies for this subject, what comes to mind is how could these developed "Industrialized" countries will be able to sacrifice their economic growth and seriously participate in this urgent plan whose aim is to offer some more years of life for earth.

Poor and agricultural countries, who don’t know anything about industry, do not have a hand in this problem; but, we are all equal in front of climate change and global warming. And, since we are in an unfair world which is guided by personal interests, poor nations are going to pay for others’ faults even they do not profit of this development except that they will be subject for more diseases. And, unfortunately, they don’t have access to medicines and automatically it’s their end.

Human being is destroying himself by his own hands. His greediness is an ambition for his development but it might also be a tool that will ruin him and make an end for his existence on this planet.

1 comment:

  1. Re different politics,
    you may be interested in the essence concept

    Re emissions,
    it would be easier for all and to keep relations good with developing countries if
    emission reduction was not based on trade...

    Electricity and trasnsport are responsible for most emissions...

    focus on them gives several advantages - apart from lowering CO2 emissions:

    1. Local environmental benefit from less pollution of sulphur and all else that’s in the emissions, regardless of the less certain or immediate global benefit from CO2 reduction.

    2. Electricity supply alternatives which together with improved grid distribution gives better competition and keeps down electricity bills for consumers.

    3. Transport alternatives (using electricity, hydrogen and other energy sources), which give variety of choice and competition advantages for consumers, additionally reducing the dependency on oil imports.

    4. No trade problems: Unlike Cap and Trade, which involves cement, steel and other industries having to face imports from unregulated countries, the here suggested electricity and transport changes are not just more limited, but also largely local. Since there is little competition between say utility companies internationally, "best practice" results can be compared and shared.

    Funding and Impact
    Equity and long term loan finance can be used: Long term industrial loans from financial institutions, particularly if federal/state guaranteed, give low yearly interest repayments and lessen the effect on electricity bills or transport cost.

    Compare with
    today’s all-encompassing Cap and Trade (emission trading) suggestions, with unpredictability, expense, and needless disruption from normal business practice on one hand, or unnecessary profiteering from free allowance handouts with little actual emission reduction on the other hand - together with extensive and unnecessary regulation on what people can or can’t buy and use.

    Understanding why proposed Cap and Trade is bad, in USA and elsewhere
    Basic Idea — Offsets — Tree Planting — Manufacture Shift — Fair Trade — Surreal Market — Real Market — Allowances: Auctions + Hand-Outs — Allowance Trading — Companies: Business Stability + Business Cost — In Conclusion

    The Way Forward
    Introduction — Funding and Impact — No Energy Efficiency Regulation — A New Electric America
    Electricity Generation — Distribution
    Transport Power Generation — Regulation — Taxation