example of how the ruling elite skirts the real issues concerning climate
change. This is straight out of Google: “Train travel is so expensive in the
United States because Amtrak, the national provider of passenger rail service,
receives very little funding from the government compared to its counterparts,
such as roadways and airports.”
In some cases,
it is more expensive to ride Amtrak than it is to fly. This is the case with
rapid transportation between Washington DC and NYC.
All the talk
about climate change, and yet the politicians and the commercial media avoid
discussion-debate over the need to upgrade public transportation vis-à-vis
private transportation in order to combat climate change. I am convinced that a
country has to choose between an efficient private transportation system and a
viable system of public transportation. It’s one or the other. Unfortunately,
you can’t have both. And if global warming is recognized as the number one
priority for the nation and the world, then choice can’t be that hard to make.