[OT]Re: [oclug]Port 4662
the.angel.gabriel at rogers.com
Thu Jan 23 16:40:07 EST 2003
On January 23, 2003 05:32 pm, Jon Earle wrote:
> Some of the costs will be borne by the workers let go as a result of the
> affected industries. What industries? Well, almost anything that
> produces wastes. (That includes bicycle manufacturers.) How are they
> going to be affected? Well, you tell me. Noone has any idea, yet we've
> passed it anyway, thinking it'll all just magically sort itself out in the
> wash. Actually, the Liberals themselves claimed that nearly half a
> million jobs would be lost... I'm sure those people (and their friends and
> family) are not going to be too pleased with Kyoto.
the point you seem to be missing here is simply that the time to "think about
it" is long past. as brad mentioned earlier, we know what we're doing is
bad... how bad, it's hard to say, but we know that the effect is cumulative.
waiting longer will only do the following:
(a) give big business the chance to dull the the protocol's teeth (moreso than
it already has)
(b) make fixing the problem exponentially more difficult. if you must,
compare it to mowing your lawn. if you mow it today, you know you can get it
done. but if you wait, and think and postpone the job will become near
it's actually come to the point where jobs are irrelevant. hard to accept i
know. if you can feed your kids, but they can't breathe, or you're able to
pay the mortgage, but you can't go outside for fear of skin cancer. what
good is a promising economy?
truly 'the humble is the stem upon which the mighty grows,
the low is the foundation upon which the high is laid...
- lau tzu, "tao te ching: chapter xxxix"
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