My suggestion is that Pope Francis should take his climate change message to China because that's where the problem is, as reported by BBC a couple of months ago:
The Pope should also travel to India and give a similar speech. India is 3rd on the list! The US is # 2.
My point is that too much of the climate change criticism is directed at the US. Even American environmentalists do not challenge China or India.
I will give Pope Francis the benefit of the doubt on intentions. I'm sure that he means well. However, you can't fix this problem without involving other countries or discussing the real world consequences, as Senator Rubio said in the last debate:
“Here’s the bottom line,” Rubio answered. “Every proposal they put forward will make it harder to do business in America. Harder to create jobs in America.Single parents are already struggling across this country to provide for their families.Maybe a billionaire here in California can afford an increase in their utility rates, but a working family in Tampa, Florida or anywhere across the country cannot afford it.”
That's correct. No one has discussed or analyzed how all of these ideas will impact the middle or lower middle classes.
How are people going to cool or warm up their homes?
What are they going to put in their cars or the trucks that move commerce?
What is the jobs impact of all of this?
And the US is not a planet. We can only do so much anyway. This is a global problem but you wouldn't believe it by the criticisms always directed at the US.
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