I went to last night's University of Michigan "Green Climate" lecture by Keith Lockitch. It was a well researched lecture and had much original thinking by the speaker.
It was mentioned that Africa has 1.5 Billion people without electricity and the average life expectancy there is less than 40 years. The point being that in this highly polluted industrialized nation of ours, we still live about twice that long. Do you want to go back to a less industrialized nation? It was also emphasized that if we leave the control of things to the free market system, things will work themselves out and we will be much much less in debt and will still have our freedom and will not be a socialized society. WHO NEEDS THAT?
Ayn Rand recommended individual rights as opposed to a collective (socialized) society. So do I.