Please rank the relative cost or trade-off of
- natural gas
When you rank, consider things like
What were your criteria? Were they different than they were a few months ago?
Are corporations inherently evil? How about people?
Is mountaintop removal a good way to get coal? Would you pay a little more to get coal other ways?
Have you hear about Gasland? Did you know that natural gas releases about half the CO2 that coal does when burnt. Did you know natural gas prices are falling compared to others?
Does any of this have to do with water (by which I am not just talking about the tap water that is flammable, but really more about the tap water that doesn’t come out of the tap).
Do you remember Three Mile Island and Chernobyl? Do you think we’ll figure out a way to get rid of spent fuel?
Isn’t it bad to flood massive valleys to create hydro power?
Are we concerned about bird deaths from wind? Or what about the idea that putting up lots of wind towers will interfere with wind (Don’t laugh). How about the visual destruction of the landscape?
Isn’t solar a little silly, since it only works on clear days?
Don’t electric cars use batteries that create massive environmental destruction?
How concerned are you about the impacts of climate change? Do you think some of the weird weather and stuff is just normal weirdness? Do you think we’ll find ways to sequester CO2? Will it do any good?
Do you believe in Peak Oil? (or Gas? Coal?). How does that play into things.
Can we resolve any issues that might arise without significant conflict?
What would happen to you tomorrow if the power went out for the day. (In case anyone reads this later, it’s June 26th, 2010)?
How about a few days?
Did you ever watch Mad Max?
These are just a few questions. I think we probably need to be thinking about them. Because there’s really no single good answer.
I don’t have any answers at the moment, but these are some good questions, if you ask me.