sunnuntai 13. joulukuuta 2015

Kaikille ilmastoskeptikoille

Tässä on hieman muokattu teksti Arnold Schwarzeneggerilta:
FaceBook, 7.12. 2015: I don’t give a **** if we agree about climate change.

"Let's put climate change aside for a minute. In fact, let's assume you're right.
First - do you believe it is acceptable that 7 million people die every year from pollution? That's more than murders, suicides, and car accidents - combined.

Every day, 19,000 people die from pollution from fossil fuels. Do you accept those deaths? Do you accept that children all over the world have to grow up breathing with inhalers?
Now, my second question: do you believe coal and oil will be the fuels of the future?
Besides the fact that fossil fuels destroy our lungs, everyone agrees that eventually they will run out. What's your plan then?

I, personally, want a plan. I don't want to be like the last horse and buggy salesman who was holding out as cars took over the roads. I don't want to be the last investor in Blockbuster as Netflix emerged. That's exactly what is going to happen to fossil fuels.

A clean energy future is a wise investment, and anyone who tells you otherwise is either wrong, or lying. Either way, I wouldn't take their investment advice.
Renewable energy is great for the economy, and you don't have to take my word for it. California has some of the most revolutionary environmental laws in the United States, we get 40% of our power from renewables, and we are 40% more energy efficient than the rest of the country. We were an early-adopter of a clean energy future.

Our economy has not suffered. In fact, our economy in California is growing faster than the U.S. economy. We lead the nation in manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, entertainment, high tech, biotech, and, of course, green tech.

I have a final question, and it will take some imagination.
There are two doors. Behind Door Number One is a completely sealed room, with a regular, gasoline-fueled car. Behind Door Number Two is an identical, completely sealed room, with an electric car. Both engines are running full blast.

I want you to pick a door to open, and enter the room and shut the door behind you. You have to stay in the room you choose for one hour. You cannot turn off the engine. You do not get a gas mask.
I'm guessing you chose the Door Number Two, with the electric car, right? Door number one is a fatal choice - who would ever want to breathe those fumes?

This is the choice the world is making right now.

To use one of the four-letter words all of you commenters love, I don't give a damn if you believe in climate change. I couldn’t care less if you're concerned about temperatures rising or melting glaciers. It doesn't matter to me which of us is right about the science.
I just hope that you'll join me in opening Door Number Two, to a smarter, cleaner, healthier, more profitable energy future.
Come with me if you want to live.

Mail Online, 8.12. 2015: Come with me if you want to live: Arnold Schwarzenegger launches epic rant against climate change deniers saying he 'doesn't give a damn' about what people think
YLE, 8.12. 2015: Pekingissä täysi hälytystila ilmansaasteiden takia

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Yksi Turkkulaanen kirjoitti...

Arskalla on ihan hyvä ajatuksen välähdys tuossa. Pääasia ei todellakaan ole muutaman asteen heitto lämpötilassa, vaan puhdas ilma. Ihan vaikka Turun taikka Helsingin keskusta-alueilla on välillä todella karmea ilma, suurkaupungeista puhumattakaan.