We have to change ow everything is done and consider the wider ramifications of things.
A thread I posted in a while back showed smelter complex in a picture and showed a lump of coal I picked up on the tracks that used to fuel it.
It was a dirty process that killed all the trees and gave men lung cancer.
It ended in 1972 no longer able to meet emissions and no longer cost effective to do.
Fast forward to today and there are plants that are only a few years old in China using the same basic idea as that 75 year old ( when it closed ) plant from 1972.
My employer tells me we have to reduce all costs to compete with those plants.
Why would we ever want to compete with that?
Its killing men and trees and rivers, the carbon footprint is HUGE.
We should never compete with that, we should never even trade with people that will do that to themselves for a quick buck, and we should punish companies that pack up and move to China so they can pollute like its its 1972,