First disallow all private jets. It would decrease carbon dioxide by incalculable tons. Besides, it would likely cut down on the cost of travel on commercial airlines. More folks would want to fly first class… decreasing the cost for those of us flying coach.
Second, require proper management of the forest. Get rid of dead trees and undergrowth. One forest fire likely produces more carbon dioxide than thousands of cars spew out in a year. Besides, burning wood also produces a bunch of carbon monoxide. Good forest management would drastically cut down on the quantity and size of forest fires. The undeniable fact is the dead trees are nothing more than fuel for the next fire. Thinning the trees in the forest insures that the remaining trees survive… as well as those creatures living in the forest.
The fact is that fuels such as gasoline and natural gas have drastically improved things. Before internal combustion engines, the streets were lined with disease ridden horse manure. Before we heated our homes with natural gas, we used wood and coal. I think most of us would not want to return to those “good ole days.” On the other hand, lets remember who generates most of the carbon dioxide — those who have the big houses and cars — many of which are those forcing the ecology down our throats. Al Gore certainly uses his share of fuel. He has a nice big house and flies around in those private jets, he and his countless friends. (Moreover, his predictions are way off. According to his movie, Florida should have been completely covered by the ocean years ago.)
Finally, I in no way condone the riots in France, but I can’t believe that anyone should be surprised by them. The French government is robbing the middle and lower classes in the name of decreasing climate change. As I said before and I will say again, those forcing the gas tax on people are those who don’t have to pay the taxes and the wealthy. I assure you, those running France are not going to suffer one little bit from the increase in the cost of gas. The wealthy don’t suffer the pain when the taxes go up ten or fifteen cents. Those who drive to and from work daily, on the other hand, feel the pinch every time they have to pull up next to pump. It means they have to give up something. In some cases, that isn’t even an option. It might mean they lose their job because they can’t afford the tax.
My personal opinion is that the climate changers are simply using the so called science for control. Let’s face it. Controlling our mobility is certainly one method toward that end. They want to move around freely while the rest of us walk, or use horses.