Ford v. Trump

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Real change also takes place when apes using their limited intelligence put their best scientists to coming up with solutions to life threatening problems and nuke the problems so to speak. Think of the response to climate change as a worldwide version of Manhattan Project. No time to wait for “organic” solutions to industrial problems.

Actually world governments have done pretty good and had US not blocked the climate treaties and instead been a leader on climate change, world would be doing pretty good on solutions.

EV’s are one of the solutions. But EV’s cost $10-$20k more than equivalent ICE cars so no market reason to get them and asking working people to put themselves at $20k economic disadvantage is not going to happen. So government steps in, builds out public transport system so people can live without a car, requires all cars to be non-polluting, builds out public charging so all who can afford EV can charge it (power companies and gas stations are free to build it out also). Should do the trick on cars and light trucks.
I'm going to hate myself in the morning, but I'm wondering if all government ideas are good or only government ideas that you agree with? By extension, then only your ideas are the ones the world should have to live under? Food for thought.

I agree that political discussions should be left to the too many other websites that do that and we should stick to enjoying the very interesting technology and performance anticipated with the Mustang Mach E. I have my eye keenly on that GT...wondering what the unannounced new colors will be.
 

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I'm going to hate myself in the morning, but I'm wondering if all government ideas are good or only government ideas that you agree with?
Ones that have good and necessary effects are good. Think measurable results.
 

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Ones that have good and necessary effects are good. Think measurable results.
That's the rub. How do we really know when they are the ones that have good and necessary effects? Unintended consequences are almost always what we feel the most.

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

In other thoughts, I am waiting with bated breath on what the options will be and the option costs for the GT model. I am disappointed that the glass roof is not included.
 

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I am disappointed that the glass roof is not included.
Interesting. As a Model 3 owner I'm disappointed that Tesla has no option to have a metal roof. For me, that's one of the Mach-e's advantages. Yes, the all glass roof is pretty. It is also louder and hurts efficiency because there's no insulation in the roof. Plus, it's virtually a requirement to spend a ton of money on tinting for the roof. I understand that some people like the glass roof. That's great. But kudos to Ford for giving you the option to have it either way.
 

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. How do we really know when they are the ones that have good and necessary effects?
They work. Trial and error like anything else. You identify the problem. Manmade climate change for example. You put your best scientists to work on it. They looks the problem and the solutions and make recommendations. Government then implements the recommendations and looks for the results, reduction in green house gases.

Reduction of green house gasses to try and mitigate climate change is something only government can achieve.
 

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Of course, governments will only achieve real reductions of heat trapping gases if we push them to do so -- and push harder than the industry that buys politician's favor through funding their election.
 
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