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CARBON TAX : WHYWENEEDIT

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The reason why we need a carbon tax is not just because it creates higher prices which will force consumers to use less fossil fuels—which is what everyone is arguing about. As we all know, gas prices are already high. People are starting to cycle, walk and use transit more and SUV sales are down. But if we just let oil companies raise prices, they simply pocket record profits. A carbon tax puts revenue into government where it can be used to lower income taxes.

Almost no-one is talking about the most important reason why we need a carbon tax. It’s because a carbon tax puts a price on polluting our atmosphere. It does it equitably across our whole economy, in the least bureaucratic and most efficient way. It is the key to making renewable energy more competitive.

By never having to pay the cost of dumping emissions into the air, fossil fuels have always been under-priced. Inevitably, a carbon tax done right will make the price of renewable energy lower than the price of fossil fuels. An…

BEEF (PORTUGESE)

. . . . . . . . . . Quase todo o sul-coreano exército foi chamado para fora, na quarta-feira para dominar a continuação do protesto contra a carne. . . . . . . Desses protestos têm durou um mês e já que parece o governo não é só ouvindo. . . . . . Meu próprio argumento contra aumento do comércio de carne bovina é muitas vezes. . . Inflige grande indústria da carne, grandes prejuízos para os ecossistemas do planeta terra. . . . Reduzindo a chuva florestas no Brasil e noutros países, utilizando-se preciosos recursos hídricos e de grãos, utilizando combustíveis fósseis para o transporte de produtos de carne de bovino a grandes distâncias (Coreia é meio caminho ao redor do mundo a partir de E.U.A.) refrigeração constante para não falar ao mesmo tempo de armazenagem e de carne está em Nos transportes, também os riscos para a saúde de uma dieta de carne são agora bem conhecidos.

BEEF (SPANISH)

English » Spanish

. . . . . . . . . . Casi todo el ejército de Corea del Sur se llamaba a cabo el miércoles de sofocar una protesta contra la continuación de las importaciones de carne de vacuno. . . . . . . Estas protestas han durado un mes y ya parece que el gobierno no es sólo escuchar. . . . . . Mi propio argumento contra el aumento del comercio en el sector de la carne es muchas veces. . . Industria de la carne de vacuno inflige grandes, graves daños a los ecosistemas del planeta Tierra. . . . Por la tala de selvas tropicales en Brasil y en otros países, usando el agua y el precioso grano recursos, utilizando los combustibles fósiles para el transporte de productos de carne de vacuno a larga distancia (COREA está a medio camino en todo el mundo, desde EE.UU.) por no hablar de refrigeración constante, mientras que el sector de la carne es en el almacenamiento y la En el transporte, también los riesgos para la salud de una dieta de carne son ahora bien conocidas.

BEEF PROTEST(RU)

. . . . . . . . . . Почти вся южнокорейская армия открывается на среда для подавления протеста против продолжения импорта говядины. . . . . . . Эти протесты длился один месяц, уже и выяснили, правительство просто не слушать. . . . . . Моей собственной аргумент против расширения торговли в говядина во много раз. . . Говядины промышленность наносит крупных, серьезного ущерба для экосистем планеты Земля. . . . Путем вырубки тропических лесов в Бразилии и в других местах, использованием драгоценных воды и зерна ресурсов, с использованием ископаемого топлива для транспортировки говядина продукции на большие расстояния (Корея полпути вокруг мира от США), не говоря уже о постоянном охлаждения в то время как говядина в хранении и В области транспорта, а также рисков для здоровья мяса из рациона питания в настоящее время хорошо известны.

BEEF PROTEST(KOR)

ranslation: English » Chinese

。。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。几乎整个韩国军方被称为列于周三,以平息持续抗议牛肉进口。 。 。 。 。。这些抗议活动已持续了一个月,已经和看来,政府是不听。 。 。 。 。 。我自己的论点,对增加贸易的牛肉是许多倍。 。。牛肉业造成重大的,造成重大损害的生态系统行星地球。 。 。。削减下来的热带雨林在巴西和其他地方,使用了宝贵的水和粮食资源,使用矿物燃料的运输牛肉产品的巨大距离,(韩国是中途世界各地由美国)不提不断制冷,而牛肉是在储存和在运输,也是健康的风险,从肉类饮食,现在人所共知的。

SOEUL-ED OUT

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. . . . . . . . . . ALMOST THE ENTIRE SOUTH KOREAN ARMY WAS CALLED OUT ON WEDNESDAY TO QUELL A CONTINUING PROTEST AGAINST BEEF IMPORTS . . . . . . .THESE PROTESTS HAVE LASTED ONE MONTH ALREADY AND IT APPEARS THE GOVERNMENT IS JUST NOT LISTENING . . . . . .MY OWN ARGUMENT AGAINST INCREASED TRADE IN BEEF IS MANY FOLD . . .THE BEEF INDUSTRY INFLICTS MAJOR,MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE ECOSYSTEMS OF PLANET EARTH . . . .BY CUTTING DOWN RAINFORESTS IN BRAZIL AND ELSEWHERE,USING UP PRECIOUS WATER AND GRAIN RESOURCES,USING FOSSIL FUELS TO TRANSPORT BEEF PRODUCTS OVER GREAT DISTANCES(KOREA IS HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD FROM USA)NOT TO MENTION CONSTANT REFRIGERATION WHILE BEEF IS IN STORAGE AND IN TRANSPORT,ALSO THE HEALTH RISKS FROM A MEAT DIET ARE NOW WELL KNOWN.

HYBRID CARS NOT "GREEN"

。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。尽管如此,广告声称相反,尤其是由丰田汽车,混合动力汽车是不是地球上的友好。 。 。 。。混合动力汽车仍然需要大量汽油和电池系统,他们仍然需要公路的驱动器上(路面从原油) 。 。 。。试想,如果所有的汽车在这方面的图片加州正常行驶,公路被杂种。 。 。你认为我们会有一个更清洁,绿化的世界呢? 。 。我。 。不认为..所以。

GREEN CARS ??

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Несмотря рекламы претендует на обратном особенно со стороны Toyota, гибридные автомобили, не ENVIRONMENTLY дружелюбны. . . . . HY BRID автомобили все еще нуждаются бензина и крупные батареи систем, они все еще нуждаются дорог на диск (тротуар из сырой нефти). . . . Себе, если бы все механических транспортных средств в этой картины CALIFORNIA TURNPIKE шоссе были гибриды. . . Как Вы думаете, что мы бы экологически более чистого мира? . . . I. . THINK NOT.

HYBRID CAR NOT GREEN

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN SPITE OF ADVERTISING CLAIMS TO THE CONTRARY ESPECIALLY BY TOYOTA,HYBRID CARS ARE NOT ENVIRONMENTALY FRIENDLY . . . . .HY BRID CARS STILL NEED GASOLINE AND LARGE BATTERY SYSTEMS,THEY STILL NEED HIGHWAYS TO DRIVE ON(PAVEMENT MADE FROM CRUDE OIL) . . . .IMAGINE IF ALL THE MOTOR VEHICLES IN THIS PICTURE OF THE CALIFORNIA TURNPIKE HIGHWAY WERE HYBRIDS . . .DO YOU THINK THAT WE WOULD HAVE A CLEANER GREENER WORLD ? . . .I . . THINK NOT.

REAL REASON FOR WAR

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OTTAWA -- Afghanistan and three of its neighbouring countries have agreed to build a $7.6-billion (U.S.) pipeline that would deliver natural gas from Turkmenistan to energy-starved Pakistan and India - a project running right through the volatile Kandahar province - raising questions about what role Canadian Forces may play in defending the project.

To prepare for proposed construction in 2010, the Afghan government has reportedly given assurances it will clear the route of land mines, and make the path free of Taliban influence.

In a report to be released today, energy economist John Foster says the pipeline is part of a wider struggle by the United States to counter the influence of Russia and Iran over energy trade in the region.

The so-called Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline has strong backing from the USA who wants this route instead of a competing route through IRAN. . . . . . . . .OIL AND GAS PIPELINE ROUTE THROUGH AFGHANISTAN . .. . . . .PART OF THIS NEWS ITEM I…

POLLUTION IS FREE

Is it better to pay taxes on income or on pollution?

For 40 years, Canadian environmental law has tried to defeat economics. That is, we have forbidden people and businesses from doing things that save them money, and commanded them to do things that cost money. In the circumstances, it's amazing that we've accomplished so much: air is cleaner, rivers are healthier, smokestacks no longer belch choking smoke. But the urgency of climate change is just more proof that we must do more, and quickly. And for this, we need better tools.

Good tools make a job feel easier; bad tools (like conventional regulation) make it hard. And, often, the best tools are the simplest.

The simplest tool to change behaviour is to change its price. We will have more of something if we make it cheaper; less of something if it costs more. Since everyone knows this, why is our tax system backwards?

We say we want more employment, but we tax it heavily. Income from employment is subject to so much federal …

BEEF (CHINA)

更多的抗议就牛肉进口,以韩国正在发生的今天,这一次在白宫前在华盛顿特区。 。 。美国。 。 。。肉牛业是一个主要贡献者的温室气体和环境破坏对地球行星。 。 。主要生产国的肉牛在世界上是巴西,阿根廷,澳大利亚,乌拉圭,加拿大和美国。 。。 。 。肉牛消耗大量的水,耕地(毁林)和制冷能源,运输,以及我们目前的世界形势要求我们必须改变我们的生活方式,以拯救行星

BEEF (JAPAN)

他の抗議を韓国産牛肉の輸入については、開催今日、この時点で、ホワイトハウスの前にワシントンd.c.です。です。です。アメリカ合衆国です。です。です。で、肉用牛の業界では温室効果ガスの主要な貢献を地球と環境破壊をします。です。です。肉牛の主要生産者の世界は、ブラジル、アルゼンチン、オーストラリア、ウルグアイ、カナダとアメリカ合衆国です。です。です。です。です。肉用牛の膨大な量の水を消費し、耕地(森林伐採)と冷凍エネルギーや交通機関と私たちの現在の世界情勢の要求が私たちのライフスタイルを保存して私たちの惑星を変更します

BEEF (RUSSIA)

Больше протестов в отношении импорта говядины до S КОРЕЯ происходят сегодня, на этот раз в глазах Белого Дома в Вашингтоне, округ Колумбия. . . США. . . . Мясной скот промышленность является основным вкладчиком парниковых газов и окружающей среды, уничтожения на планете Земля. . . Основных производителей мясной скот в мире Бразилии, Аргентины, Австралии, Уругвая, Канады и США. . . . . Мясной скот потребляют огромное количество воды, пахотных земель (обезлесение) и холодильное энергетики и транспорта и нашей нынешней ситуации в мире требует, чтобы мы изменим наши жизни, для спасения планеты.

MORE BEEF PROTESTS

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MORE PROTESTS REGARDING BEEF IMPORTS TO S KOREA ARE TAKING PLACE TODAY,THIS TIME IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IN WASHINGTON,DC . . .USA. . . .THE BEEF CATTLE INDUSTRY IS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTER TO GREENHOUSE GAS AND ENVIRONMENT DESTRUCTION ON PLANET EARTH . . .THE MAJOR PRODUCERS OF BEEF CATTLE IN THE WORLD ARE BRAZIL,ARGENTINA,AUSTRALIA,URUGUAY,CANADA AND THE USA . . . . . BEEF CATTLE CONSUME HUGE AMOUNTS OF WATER,ARABLE LAND(DEFORESTATION) AND REFRIGERATION ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION AND OUR PRESENT WORLD SITUATION DEMANDS THAT WE CHANGE OUR LIFESTYLES TO SAVE THE PLANET.

CARBON TAX (CANADA)

A carbon tax would make people think every time they use energy.

PARTY PLANS

Liberal Plan

- Establish an absolute cap for emissions based on 1990 levels

- Set a carbon budget that industry will be legally bound to respect

- Charge companies who violate the cap $20 a tonne (rising to $30 by 2011)

- Implement a carbon tax

NDP plan

- Mandatory home efficiency standards and incentives for public and private buildings

- Cap industry emissions and reduce 50% by 2050; each industry would get saleable "credits" if they pollute less than their limits -- credits could then be sold to companies who exceed their limits

Conservative plan

- Impose mandatory targets so that air pollution from industry is cut in half by 2015

- Regulate the fuel efficiency of cars and light duty trucks, beginning with the 2011 model year

- Strengthen energy efficiency standards for energy-using products such as light bulbs

BEEF PROTEST KOREA(ch)

韩牛肉抗议

韩国有一个点在抗议牛肉处理

发布日期:周五, 2008年6月13日
这个星期,估计有十万韩国人表现出对新当选的总统李明博作为他的整个内阁提出辞职。在根的这场大规模的抗议是没有宣战的对朝鲜的抵制,中国夏季奥运会,甚至不断升级的石油价格。这是一个条约,允许进口美国牛肉表示,已经暂停,由于威胁疯牛病。

牛肉生产帐户的更多的温室气体排放量超过汽车。其贪得无厌的需求,饲料粮已提出的世界粮食价格水平,超出了达到世界饥饿。

建立牛肉牧场是关键原因,全球森林砍伐,其中包括摧毁亚马逊雨林。牛肉为基础的饮食需要更多的超过20倍之多的土地和水作为一个以植物为基础的饮食习惯。


电邮给朋友

友善列印
营养,牛肉提供的蛋白质,铁和某些B族维生素,但没有纤维或碳水化合物和一些维生素和矿物质。在另一方面,它充斥着饱和脂肪,胆固醇,农药和病原菌,包括偶尔,朊病毒引起疯牛病。我们应该有十万示威者在华盛顿游行,以抗议纳税人的补贴,美国牛肉业。在此同时,我们每个人都可以证明我们自己的愤怒与牛肉生产选择从丰富多样的豉油和以植物为基础的肉类替代品可用。 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^以上是了一封信给温哥华太阳报周五6月13-2008加拿大。

KOREAN BEEF PROTESTS

Koreans had a point in protest against beef deal
Letter
Published: Friday, June 13, 2008
This week, an estimated 100,000 South Koreans demonstrated against newly elected president Lee Myung-bak as his entire cabinet offered to resign. At the root of this massive protest was not a declaration of war against North Korea, a boycott of the Chinese summer Olympics or even escalating oil prices. It was over a treaty allowing U.S. beef imports that had been suspended due to the threat of mad cow disease.

Beef production accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than automobiles. Its insatiable demand for feed grains has raised world food prices to levels beyond the reach of the world's hungry.

Creation of beef pastures is the key cause of worldwide deforestation, including the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. A beef-based diet requires more than 20 times as much land and water as a plant-based diet.


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BEEF RIOTS KOREA(RU)

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Сотни тысяч демонстрантов приняли на улицах столицы Южной Кореи в качестве возражения против плана о возобновлении импорта говядины из США продолжала расти.

По оценкам, 70000 демонстрантов собрались в Сеуле во вторник вечером, несмотря на Южной Кореи в кабинет, предлагающие взять на себя ответственность за беспорядки и подать в отставку.




Массового сбора в Сеуле был последним в дни иногда насильственных демонстраций, требуя, чтобы говядина дело будет сдано на слом или пересматриваться. . . Это может быть вовремя стать вегетарианские в Южной Корее или даже Канады за этот вопрос. . . . MCARTHNEY сэр Пол говорит, что это единичный акт будет большой вклад в более благоприятных условий

BEEF PROTESTS KOREA

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Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the South Korean capital as objections to a plan to resume imports of US beef continued to escalate.

An estimated 70,000 demonstrators gathered in Seoul on Tuesday evening, despite South Korea's cabinet offering to take responsibility for the turmoil and resign.




The mass gathering in Seoul was the latest in days of sometimes violent demonstrations demanding that the beef deal be scrapped or renegotiated. . . THIS MAY BE A GOOD TIME TO BECOME VEGETARIAN IN SOUTH KOREA OR EVEN CANADA FOR THAT MATTER . . . .SIR PAUL MCARTHNEY SAYS THAT THIS SINGLE ACT WOULD BE A MAJOR CONTRIBUTER TO A BETTER ENVIRONMENT

CARS= CLIMATE CATASTROPHY

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THIS IS A PICTURE OF HIGHWAY TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN SPAIN DURING A STRIKE BY TRUCK DRIVERS ON JUNE 9-2008^^^^^^^^^THE DRIVERS ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE HIGH PRICE OF DEISEL FUEL^^^^^^^^^^^^MEANWHILE OPEC HAS ADMITTED IT CANNOT INCREASE SUPPLIES SINCE THERE IS NO MORE OIL TO MEET THE DEMAND . . . . .SOLUTION . .? ? ..GET... RID... OF.. YOUR CAR . .REDUCE.. DEMAND.

URANIUM MINE (N.B.)

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"Who here does not want a uranium exploration or mining? Please stand up now," one attendee asked the more than 700 people gathered at Moncton's Capital Theatre.

Moments later, after loud cheers and applause, he added, "Thank you very much. As a unit of measure, the record would reflect that it is unanimous."

The meeting was intended as a platform for civil servants who are experts in mining. As well, environment and nuclear safety officials were set to explain that uranium exploration and mining can be conducted without harm and to outline the rules and regulations that are in place to protect people and the environment.

However, agitated attendees overshadowed the explanation session.

While the government insists a silent majority of New Brunswickers are in favour of exploration and the huge financial benefits it could bring to the province, those attending the meeting could not be swayed. Residents opted instead to tell the civil servants that the public does no…

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The United Nations urged the world on Thursday to kick an all-consuming addiction to carbon dioxide and said everyone must take steps to fight climate change.


U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said global warming was becoming the defining issue of the era and will hurt rich and poor alike.


"Our world is in the grip of a dangerous carbon habit," Ban said in a statement to mark World Environment Day, which is being marked by events around the globe and hosted by the New Zealand city of Wellington.


"Addiction is a terrible thing. It consumes and controls us, makes us deny important truths and blinds us to the consequences of our actions," he said in the speech to reinforce this year's World Environment Day theme of "CO2 Kick the Habit."


"Whether you are an individual, an organization, a business or a government, there are many steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint. It is a message we all must take to heart," he …