Well, I'm an American and why do I sometimes feel like I'm on my 25th bomber mission over Nazi Germany? I know I'm going to catch flak ahead, but my course and mission has already been determined. Why do they retire people after 25 missions? It's because the odds of surviving 25 missions aren't that good. Who was monitoring carbon emissions during those ashes to ashes days?
America to me is the fine group of people from all over the world who came here to live. We had ties to other nations during WWII, but weren't involved until attacked. The war ended with the destruction of Europe and Japan that needed to be rebuilt and that destruction wasn't on our soil. In time, new operations were built in the modern standard, while America supplied the world when it couldn't supply itself.
The history of my country and other places like Canada and Australia involves people figuring out how to travel long distances and producing a product. Often that product was shipped to Europe, so it wasn't just Americans consuming it. Perhaps we should put that into the equation and figure out who the pig is! Americans are wasteful, but American industry involves more than feeding Americans.
I'm one of the few environmentalists who doesn't support a carbon tax or anything similar to it. I want cheap, non-carbon energy for my world and I believe it's possible. I don't want someone somewhere suffering because I can have a little bit more; I'm not that heartless. Their wellbeing is my wellbeing in my eyes. If a carbon tax or anything similar becomes law, I say give the money to the poor who can't afford to waste carbon and aren't the problem.
Lordy, lordy, I'm over forty, ha hmm.