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Jah Kable

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Why are the alternate power sources not being implemented on a world-wide scale? There is a tipping point and we must be close by now!!!

Solar panels
Wind Turbines

We all see the signs of the world changing. Ice caps disappearing, mega storms, tempature rise, ect.
Yet we are more concerned with royal babies, wars, and profits.
We will have none of that if this planet stops supporting life as we know it.
This is a back burner issue always used for politics but never solved by politics.
Turn the heat up on this, the Earth is!


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    Aug 22 2013: Just a note to US citizens. In the US fossil fuals aren't subsidised to make them cheaper than renewables. they are subsidised to make US fossil fuel competative against imported fossil fuels. There are massive heaps of coal just sitting around waiting for buyers. If there were no subsidies the US would just import cheap coal from indonesia or Russia.
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        Aug 22 2013: On a per kilowatthour basis the fossil fuel subsidies are a fraction of the renewable subsidies.

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