But insurance balances out… like paying gym memberships to corporations who have insurance on thier employees.
The fact is that the way we consume now is damaging to the world, so either we reduce growth slightly now in terms of energy use and such or we’ll end up taking a kick to the nuts in 40-50 years from now.[/quote]
You really think so? I douobt our insurance would be any cheaper if everyone was healthier. Healthcare costs have gone up due to liability and malpractice insurance cost rises, not because it costs more to treat fat people.
What do you mean “the way we consume now is damaging”? Eating shitty food is only damaging to the individual. So how is that going to kick us all in the nuts in 40-50 years. IMO, regardless of what type of food is being prepared in a restaurant, fast food or otherwise, the energy usage would be the same.
Also- you do realize they were saying the same thing 40-50 years ago, and we’re still alive and breathing. Most energy crisis you hear about are blown way out of proportion and are hyped up to serve a political purpose or justify an agency’s existence. Some of the info is justified, i.e. global warming, but the statistics aren’t very realistic. So what if in 100 years the average temperature goes up one degree. I live in the midwest- it can fluctuate 100 degrees in less than 24 hours.
That actually happened a couple years ago by the way- 9am it was in the 90’s and a cold front came in and the temperature dropped, briefly, below zero by 10pm that night. (Granted it was January and 90 was unseasonably warm…)