One of the arguments sometimes made in favor of licensing casinos is that Indian tribes in Massachusetts will get full casino licenses under federal law no matter what we do. This appears to be false.
450 ppm is a stretch goal and would require average global emissions over the century to drop more than 1/3 below current emissions.
The one clear argument in favor of building casinos is job creation. The creation of construction and low skill jobs is real. As to the revenue benefit for the state, the numbers are unclear.
In the scientific community, genuine climate change skeptics are vastly less numerous than those who see sufficient evidence to support immediate action to address climate change.
Reduction of vehicle emissions of carbon — through more efficient vehicles, mass transit, car pooling, cycling, etc. — also reduces all other forms of air pollution associated with vehicle exhaust.
Why do we send people to jail because of their addiction, when
treatment would be much less expensive?