Originally Posted by MattsBettas
Yea... To say we've messed it up a ton would be an understatement. I live in Alberta, where the main industry is oil and where we still burn coal even though we could easily utilize sun and wind... It's frustrating. Every news agency here is right wing (some far more then others) and we have a right wing government that just doesn't seem to care not only about the environment but about the people too... They recently cut money to education, healthcare, and social programs because they refuse to add a pst, or tax the oil companies at the rate they used too. We've had the same government for forty years. I still absolutely love it here... There are tons of great things. It's just frustrating sometimes. I had a social studies teacher this year that really opened my eyes and changed my worldview for the better, and I enjoyed it and think it made me a better person. Anyways, I'm sorry for the rant lol. I'm a fairly science oriented person but try to be well rounded.
I suggest you watch this. .
Authors@Google: Ozzie Zehner - Green Illusions - YouTube
It might not change your mind, but the "green" industry was one of the things I've been looking into lately.. Plus this guy is pretty funny about it (I just love the part where he's talking about doubling or tripling the amount of solar plants). And he does have some good points.
They've cut our education to the point where public schools can't afford sports teams anymore here (well the ones in my town at least), and are probably building a private hospital here (depending on how the protests go) (which you get your care without waiting in the ER 8 hours but you have to pay for every penny). Better yet, our government is raising all of our electricity costs so they can fund their wind farms and solar plants. Which is more along the lines of what this guy is talking about.