Environmental hypocrisy has no boundary!
There is talk over the environment and the impact of plastic and cars. Let’s get this clear. The fact that humans are killing mother nature and destroying the environment is clear as a day. This is a fact. I am neither denying nor have anything against actions that help to mend the damage we have caused to the environment. Unfortunately, many actions are taken in the name of the environment have nothing to do with it. This is just another way to raise tax on hardworking people who are dependent on services and transport.
I give you an example.
A while ago, in Sweden, all the shops and warehouses decided to save the plastic environment and no longer provide plastic bags. This is quite understandable, and it is a good action, but instead of providing customers with paper bags, they decided to sell the plastic bag to the customer. So, if the plastic bag is free for the customers, it is bad for the environment, but if you pay for it, there is no problem. If one objects to this fact, then one is worse than Hitler, and one is being marked as a person who hates the environment. To be politically correct, you have to nod your head and admire this action, which will save nature!
The Swedish government raises taxes more and more on the fuel for cars. They claim that this is good for you know what. Does this mean that a person who needs to use his car because of lousy public connection is going to stop to do that? The answer is no; he will use his car anyway. I am not driving less despite the price of fuel. You may ask why? The answer is simple; I needed to drive. Raising the price will only make things more expensive and more income for the government. My question is. In which way can this help to mend the environment?
In general, Sweden impacts the environment in a global diagram of less than 0.001%. On the other hand, countries like the USA, China, and India have a huge impact.
It is not strange that in countries like the US, V8 engines are so popular. The price of gasoline in the US is 2.54 $/ gallon. This means that is US people pay 0,66 $ /liter while here in Europe we pay 1.85 $ /liter.
The worse thing is that the money collected through high taxes on cars emission and fuel is not used to mend the environment or find renewable energy.
These recent years, we have seen “clean” electric cars are running around, and everyone loves them. There is, however, another side of this coin that no one shows. The CO2 emission for mining these rare metals used to make the battery and its production is very high. On the other hand, these cars’ short life cycle has a considerable impact on the environment. Another problem is that these precious metals are finite, and eventually, we will run out of them. In short, electric cars are good, but we need better.
I don’t believe that the solution to the environmental problem is that we all should move to the forest and live on the trees’ top. Instead, we need investment in renewable energy. It is time for smart people to take charge and take real actions to save our beautiful planet by discovering new technologies. If we take real action instead of raising tax and spending the money on God knows what, we will save the planet. So, to all those hypocrite politicians who use the environment as an excuse to raise the tax, I say, find people who care and take real action.
In the end, I would like to thank you for reading this article and, God bless you. If you wish to share this article, share it with someone you care about.