Climate negative externalities show dismal hope

This article in the New York Times discusses how although renewable energy in the short term seems environmentally and economically beneficial, in the long term many problems arise and make the negative out weight the positives; an example being the cost of wind turbines, and inconstancy of wind powering them. The article also discussing how taxing CO2 emissions will not show much economic profit because of the cost of producing energy from coal. All of these negative externalities make the future of climate change inevitable.

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  1. Brian Said,

    November 22, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    This article really makes it seem like the only viable alternative to fossil fuels is nuclear power. I agree that the use nuclear power should increase as it is safer than alternative forms of energy, but at the same time the US government should increase funding towards developing more efficient forms of renewable energy.

  2. Courtney Said,

    December 2, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    I agree with the article. In today’s society it seems very logical to use to nuclear power. Fossil fuels are slowly destroying the environment and a safe alternative would be fossil fuels. However, considering the government knows how detrimental fossil fuels are they should be more proactive in providing sufficient funding towards the development of alternative renewable energy sources.

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