The climate tipping point vs the BBB bill

  • jimK

    Today at 1:22 PM
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    The basic issue of concern about the Build Back Better program is NOT how much it costs. The main issue is how much will it cost if the Build Back Better program is not passed. The BBB program collectively makes our population better prepared to compete globally by removing systemic obstacles to full employment: keeping almost all of our children out of poverty, providing opportunities to be better educated, finding ways for more of our people to be employed, and reducing many systemic barriers that limit different demographics ability’s to not have to struggle to survive. … … …

    Further, the BBB program targets addressing the issues of Climate Change for the first time and specifically provides a path to not only limit the severity of Climate Change but to also greatly profit by developing and manufacturing technology solutions as well as developing better practices in agriculture, monitoring and measuring climate factors, and ways to manage all of the necessary piece-parts needed to have an effective Climate Crisis response. … … …

    First of all, the Climate Crisis is real, and the world is only 1.2 degrees C in average global temperature before the ‘tipping point’ is crossed where the processes driving Climate Change can no longer be stopped no matter how much man-made emissions are reduced. If you do not believe this, I suggest you seek out the next winter super tornado and tell it to its face that it does not exist. … … …

    So what are the true costs of not passing the BBB? … … …

    First and foremost, without well funded and well-managed efforts starting right now, it will be quite unlikely that the world can avoid the ‘tipping point’ that mankind currently has no means to stop, at least none that can be deployed at the requisite scale or that are not saddled with huge unintended consequence risks. It is about as dystopian a world future that that can be envisioned and the costs associated are incalculable – and certainly would exceed hundreds of trillions of dollars. If nothing else, the BBB program represents a minimal investment in an insurance policy to forestall catastrophic human and financial costs. … … …

    Secondly, not passing the BBB program will effectively cede our economic position in the world to China, as they are the only other country that will be able to muster the resources to meaningfully address the Climate Crisis. Our country will no longer enjoy the perks of having the world’s deFacto currency and worldwide financial clout. Sanctions will become meaningless as a diplomatic tool which will probably result in military means to resolve the geopolitical issues that will arise as watersheds shift at an increasing rate and populations migrate to find sustenance. These long term costs to our country are equally incalculable. … … …

    Really, who will really give a crap about the costs of the BBB program when the alternative is a man-made life extinction event that will radically alter the planet and human life as we now know it?

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