It's morally irresponsible to not mobilize to save the planet and the future of humanity, but it's also fiscally irresponsible not to spend whatever it takes to save it, because we will save trillions of dollars and revive every economy in doing so.
The real solution to our current economic problems is the same solution to our environmental problems.
If we mobilized like World War II to save the planet, by spending whatever it takes to create millions of jobs building zero emission technologies, (hydrogen, solar, wind, tidal, and geothermal) selling, installing, and maintaining them on every home, building, car, truck, boat, train and plane, in every nation... then everyone would have a job and more money, then they could spend more in the economy, which helps other businesses. Also every home and business would save thousands of dollars a year, every year, for forever, because they would no longer have to pay for heat, electricity, or fuel. Therefore every nation could be lifted out of poverty, and be thriving instead of scrounging.
After this latest economic crisis every nation and government are cutting their budgets and spending less, because they think that they need to balance their budgets, but that is unnecessary.
It is fiscally irresponsible to not spend whatever we need to in order to convert to a zero emission and energy independent planet, because it's the same amount of money that we're already spending and doing so would eventually save trillions.
Every nation spends billions on electricity, heating fuel, and on car fuel, every year, and we have spent trillions on wars for oil. If we spent some of that money up front, we and all future generations would never have to pay for energy again, which would save trillions over time. Also no one would be held hostage to other nations or energy corporations ever again.
It is unnecessary for governments to lay off state employees or to bust Unions like they did in Wisconsin, or drastically cut services in order to save money. Because they would save billions by converting every State owned building and vehicle, and get out the crisis in the first place by creating jobs that will save the planet that generate taxes and thus be healing their economies and communities, instead of tearing them apart.
Health care costs would also go down if hospitals, doctors offices, and clinics, as well as insurance offices and government agencies, didn't have to pay for heat and electricity.
There would also be more tax dollars available if the 18,000 people who die from air pollution every year, just in the US, lived and had a job, and paid taxes instead of being dead and paying no taxes.
Also no one can get rich if they're dead, or if their customers are dead, and what is the point of continuing to get rich, or worrying about debt, if there's no future?
The World War II generation did not say that saving the world, was "too expensive." They went into debt, mobilized, and did whatever it took to save it, which paid off because they survived, we got out of the depression, and we all have thrived economically.
We have spent $12 trillion nuclear weapons that can kill the entire planet in 30 minutes, and trillions more on weapons and other wars, because we thought it was in our true self defense.
If we are not willing to spend trillions to survive, the way we have spent trillions on wars, to kill each other, and on nuclear weapons that can kill all life on this planet... then we deserve to become extinct.
We have the money and all the technologies that can save us already exists, but somehow we just do not have the moral and political will to mobilize to use them to save ourselves.
We can and we must have the courage to Be Great Again and mobilize everyone to save this planet by ending climate change, hunger, thirst, and poverty and insure the future survival of humanity, and spend whatever it takes to do it.
Whatever debt we have to go into to do it, as well as all debt, would be paid off quickly by the stronger economy that will be created, and by our surviving to be able to pay it.
Also our children will actually get something for the debt we are putting them. They will get clean air, never have to pay for energy ever again, they won't have to fight in wars for Oil, and they will have a future to look forward to.
I don't think that our children will say all that was, "too expensive."
You can see more details about my thoughts on this issue in my book, Ideas to Save the Planet, and in my section,
Vision Can Save the Planet, and it's chapters
My Plan to Save the Planet – Change Our Priorities
We don’t have to Wait Until Tomorrow to Solve the World’s Problems
We Need a Spiritual Shift in Humanity’s Consciousness In Order to Save the Planet
Ideas on How to End War, Climate Change, Poverty, Hunger, Thirst, and Diseases, Worldwide
Going to the Earth, Instead of Going to Mars or Back to the Moon and Terraform the Earth Instead of Terraforming Mars
Go All the Way and Go Clear Instead of Only Going Green, My Challenge to the Environmental Community to Speak and Act More Powerfully
As well as my Section, Economic Solutions that Can also Save the Planet, and it's chapters
My Call to Greatness to the American People
What’s “Too Expensive”?
We Don’t Have to Go Without In Order to Save the Planet
Developing Nations Don’t have to Pollute in Order to Develop
Living Sustainably and Saving the Planet is the True Defense of
Every Family and Every Nation
Turn the Military Industrial Complex into the Clear Industrial Complex - Turn Swords into Fuel Cells
George W. Bush, Right Wing Christianity, and Hollow Versions of Morality
Killing Universal Health Care is the Real Terrorism
Solutions to the Economic Crisis and to Current Events