Direct Democracy Comment

Saving the global natural environment cheaper than 'War on Terror'

Estimated cost of WW2 =
Approx. $1.5 TN in 1945 [approx. $12 TN now]

Estimated cost of the current 'War on Terror' =
Approx. $7.4 TN

Estimated cost of fixing the global environment =
Approx. $200 BN [International Energy Agency]

To date, only $100 BN has been pledged by the world's governments and the longer this budget is neglected, the higher the eventual cost will be and, if you ever bought into the notion that David Cameron ever cared about the state of the environment, he has pledged [2013] to spend £160 BN over ten years on upgrading the UK's nuclear submarine fleet [the fact that they let in water is a separate issue].

Summary: The human species will spend endless amounts of money on violent destruction while arguing about spending next to nothing to save themselves and every child, animal and plant [whose choices are never consider] on this planet. After a certain point, no amount of money will fix anything and the human species will then begin on its path to a rapid extinction therefore, it is better for the economy and for the survival of all humans to invest in fixing the environment immediately.

Politicians can not make the decisions necessary to save the global natural environment because they represent their donors who own polluting companies and who find it ever-more viable to actually continue to break laws put in place that are designed to protect the environment.

PA Video PA direct democracy video: Monsanto paid senator just $64,000 to fix law
PA Video PA direct democracy video: Lying Monsanto runs US Food, Drug and Agricultural policy
PA Video PA direct democracy video: Obama rejects $77 BN natural solution for US economy
PA Video PA direct democracy video: Cannabis cars save the economy and environment

In 2013, a report commissioned by the UN into the activities of the world's 3,000 largest companies estimated that approx. 33% of profits would be lost if firms were forced to pay for use, loss and/or damage to the natural environment. The cost of damage caused by the world's top companies during 2008 alone is estimated at approx. $2.2 TN.

PA direct democracy proposals: Environmental
PA direct democracy media: Environmental Politics

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