I'm sure that the concept of carbon taxes isn't new to anyone. Most Canadian's who were following the recent federal elections would have definitely heard the term. During the election campaign, most parties unveiled their "green initiatives". One party in particular, the NPD, actually vowed to raise gas prices in order to punish those who drive more! The NPD wanted to implement a carbon tax on all fossil fuels consumed in Canada. Their logic for this was that people who drive SUVs, cars that are not "fuel efficient" (another word that gets tossed around a lot today), or who abuse the luxury of driving should pay extra fees for playing a bigger part in the destruction of the environment. And that really struck a few chords with many Canadians.
The fun part however, was that the platform was unveiled in such a way that to a layperson, it was unclear whether the carbon tax would also be applied to natural gas, which is used in home heating. And well, this is the government we're talking about, so of course it would have! So whether you drive more or not, if you want a warm house during the cold Canadian winters, you'd be paying out of your ass for that privilege!
|You want to drive this car? Sure, bend over.|
Most of the other parties proposed other "green" initiatives, such as promises to reduce waste. They could all be loosely quoted saying, "If we reduce x amount of waste, it would be like taking of y thousand cars off the road." But wait, I have a better idea! If these people were serious about being leaders, and were serious about the environment, and seriously wanted to get cars off the roads, why don't they just do it!
|All roads would look like this|
So why don't we have this technology for everyday use? Simple. The governments make too much money off oil. And the governments want to keep making money off oil. Another reason why these engines will probably never be made to good use is because, what's stopping from somebody who's low on fuel (water), from going to a ravine and filling up their tank for free from there? What's stopping people from collecting rain water to use as fuel? Nothing at all, which scares the government, because there's no way to profit from that! They don't give a rats ass about the environment, or carbon emissions. What they do care about is money, and taxes.
|Look at all that free fuel|