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Was Biden’s Earth Day climate summit a sign of hope for our planet?
Chef331, May 3, 2021, 387 views, 0
Agree
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He is showing the world that America is now a different country than what it was under the Trump presidency, as we are now ready to tackle climate change at the legislative level.
SubwayRider, 1 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
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No. Carbon credits will be worse than the petrodollar system. Just another way for a central authority to issue a debt instrument and monopolize energy consumption. In the past the US made up stories about WMD and terrorism as a pretext for war. Of course, this was all BS to defend the petrodollar system. In the future wars will be waged to defend the carbon credit system. They'll call it: "crimes against the Earth". Everyone will agree and we'll see more killing and war. There's nothing hopeful about fear of a climate apocalypse, carbon credits, increased taxation, loss of liberty or rationalizations for war.
Guest User 289, 1 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
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The summit was just talk with no binding actions for going forward
NYCdebater, 6 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
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Getting people to talk is the only way forward even though there were no binding agreements yet, those will come at the next summit
Guest User 701, 0 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
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Talk is the first prerequisite for action, so the climate summit was a crucial first step forward
Guest User 675, 0 views, 0 rebuttals, 0