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Old 10-28-2018, 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
It strikes me that if you ta carbon enough, it might make nuclear plants more economically feasible than they are today. Let's hear it for the carbon tax right wing nuclear fans.
This is actually an excellent point that isn't made often enough: the cost of emissions is not factored in to the cost of fossil fuels, so the market is prevented from working as it should, and the cost is instead borne by others, such as those suffering damage from extreme weather, sea level rise, droughts and floods, health effects, crop damage and pest infestations, and countless other ills. The political right wing is big on privatizing everything so they're fine with paying private firms to take their garbage away, but their automobile tailpipes and power plant smokestacks are totally open to the air, dumping absolutely free and with reckless abandon while costing the world trillions.