so pretty please, with sugar on top, cap the fucking emissions
Someone call in The Wolf. He's our last hope for rational climate policy.
How might the President's 20/10 proposal look if we applied it to a more mundane problem - say, how I should be spending my weekends now that school's started and there are new deadlines that will impact my future and it's not like I'm meeting girls out anyway? Let's have a gander...
Proposal Numero One:
"Hey, you know, I'm blowing way too much money at the bar and never getting laid and that really cute waitress is like tragic in a conversation way to boot. I've got an idea! Rather than spend my money and waste a perfectly good evening brooding, I should stay home and make good use of the time I'd otherwise be getting stewed reading up for the thesis and catching up on good movies I want to see. I'll have saved money, be better prepared to meet future career challenges with a strong and creative thesis, and will have enriched myself by seeing a wide range of great films!"
The 20/10 Solution:
"Hey, you know, I'm blowing way too much money at the bar and never getting laid and that really cute waitress is like tragic in a conversation way to boot. I've got an idea! Rather than spend my money and waste a perfectly good evening brooding, I should estimate how much money I generally budget for my non-productive and often-times depressing bar nights over the next ten years, and, by diversifying the bars I get drunk in, meet my goal to reduce said amount by 20% by the time I'm forty-one! This way, I won't hurt the local economy. I'm also confident that technological advances that I don't quite understand or frankly even know about will nevertheless allow me to download movies into my brain box as well as psychically project my thesis into the frontal lobes of my advisors. And in a ten-year span, I'm bound to attract some kind of barfly!"