Quote of the day—Tatiana Schlossberg

Crime is one example where a rebound in carbon emissions could be an issue, according to this study. While there is an energy cost to operating prisons, the study notes, inmates generally consume less than an average citizen in the country, so fewer prisoners might mean higher overall energy consumption.

Additionally, the money saved from reducing crime would go into the government’s budget and people’s pockets. All that money could be spent in other ways — infrastructure, buildings or goods — that may require more energy to produce or operate, possibly adding more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

Tatiana Schlossberg
August 3, 2016
How Lowering Crime Could Contribute to Global Warming
[H/T to Anonymous Conservative.

I found this very telling. The violation of the rights of people by criminals is secondary to the concern about carbon emissions. And, most importantly, they now have the idea that putting lots of people in prison is good for the environment. Think about what that might lead to.—Joe]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Tatiana Schlossberg

  1. A liberal’s paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns. And believe it or not, such a place does indeed already exist: It’s called Prison.

    – Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    “stolen” from WRSA

  2. All that money could be spent in other ways — infrastructure, buildings or goods — that may require more energy to produce or operate, possibly adding more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

    Or, all that money could be spent on infrastructure and facility/building improvements or replacements that increase overall operating efficiency and decrease power consumption, thereby reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions.

    It makes no sense to automatically assume that saved money means bigger problems, although that could explain why Democrats and RINOs are rarely willing to run an efficient government with a balanced budget.

  3. A couple of years ago, NPR ran a story having to do with the energy usage of North Korea.

    The comment section was rife with posts unironically praising the North Koreans for having such a small carbon footprint.

  4. There is a place where the residents have an even lower “carbon footprint” than prisoners: cemeteries.
    It’s easy to get the impression that people like Tatiana wouldn’t mind a few (many?) of us taking up residence there. I suggest that if she’s so worried about it that _she_ take up residence there and put a (complete) end to all her worries.

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