Let’s put something out there right now: If you don’t believe that man is affecting the climate of our planet, I have to question your intelligence.

We burn fossil fuels for our energy at an excessive rate.

If you don’t think burning coal, wood, and gasoline affects the environment, conduct an experiment by doing so inside your home. Odds are, you’ll see just how harmful and damaging it can be.

Now…

That being said, the world is a VERY big place, and measuring the extent of man’s effect on the environment isn’t an easy thing to do….

Climate change (formerly Global Cooling and then Global Warming) is a very real thing. It’s also a very NATURAL thing, as the very nature of climate is change.

So, knowing how much of this change is the natural weather cycle and how much is due to man’s dominion over the environment is hard to say with certainty.

But just because we don’t know the extent of our impact doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be looking for different, cleaner alternatives for the fuel sources we’re using today.

There is nothing wrong with searching for cleaner and much more environmentally friendly resolutions, and I think you’d be hard-pressed to find somebody that WOULDN’T want a cleaner environment…

But that doesn’t mean there isn’t contention when it comes to renewable energy and the environment.

Where The Left And Right Differ When It Comes To Climate Change

The Left and the Right are at diametric odds with each other about how we should handle things going forward.

The Left wants to ban things like air travel, gas-powered cars, and hamburgers (no, not a joke) in order to reduce carbon emissions, which the scientific community seems to agree is the biggest factor for man’s impact on the environment.

The Right, however, doesn’t want to ban anything. They want to add innovation that will help take care of the problem.

The Left’s answer to everything is to take something away, ban, or punish…

And you’ll never have progress if you’re constantly removing things from the equation. We have to add to make things better, and that’s where the free market and innovation come in.

The Right has been saying for years that, if there is a real problem facing our society, the free market will figure it out.

It won’t be government policies or mandates but rather the free market that will give us the solutions we need to move forward.

Well…

It seems that the free market is speaking—and it’s Tesla’s own Elon Musk that is doing the talking. The world’s new richest man has just offered $100 million dollars to the team or company that brings him the best carbon capture technology idea.

Carbon capture technology is a field of environmental science focused on the search for a way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (the key to solving a jacked-up atmosphere). The tech has been widely talked about, but very little progress has been made.

This is something that Elon Musk hopes to change by offering a $100 million prize to whoever can bring him the best idea.

That, ladies and gentleman, is the free market at work.

Imagine, offering money for an idea that will not only help the environment but can also be bought and sold for a profit?

Musk may have the environment’s best interests at heart…

But if you think he won’t have a way to profit from this new technology, you’re crazy. Right now, Elon Musk is the modern-day Midas, and everything he touches turns to gold.

This proves that the Right was, well… right.

The free market will come up with the best solution when the time is right—and with a $100 million prize on the line, the right time for that innovation is now.

This is why the world loves Elon Musk…

He may be a little weird and erratic to some, but the fact remains that he’s one of the world’s greatest minds when it comes to creating.

Let’s hope somebody brings him something sooner rather than later…

Throwing this in the Left’s face would be awesome!

 

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” – Elon Musk