I am no defender of Al Gore. I am neither Democrat nor Republican, but a registered independent. My father was a farmer and I grew up in a rural area going to stock and drag races and loving automobiles, and I love taking my '66 IH Scout of the garage when I can. I don't look down on anyone. My concern is my kids and future descendants, who are already being affected by climate change and who will be affected much more in the future. I would be happy to talk a bit more about climate change and why it is certain and serious, but only if that is something the rest of you would like me to do.
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I agree with a lot of your points, but disagree with the overall thrust and personalization of it. In the latest poll, 75% of voters (All voters - D's and R's, young and old, etc) were concerned if not alarmed about climate change. The issue with personal greenhouse gas emissions is that they affect everyone else in addition to that person. One of the answers is not to ban any type of automobile, but to increase fuel efficiency standards - and for those who want to buy something that is less efficient, have a carbon fee that kicks in. Then everyone is happy. I am also happy to talk about the relationship between climate and electric vehicles if anyone is interested. A Concerned Parent and Grandparent
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