> Overpriced Parts Wrote:
> Yeah willD I understand you’re in the business of chemicals, not saying
> most rare metals are dangerous what I’m saying is even a small brand new
> smart dumbing phones/electronics being made overseas contaminates land,
> water and air and forced labor/child labor people with no human rights
> being abused
> all the while using fossil fuels Including coal being burned
> The large container ships use huge amount of fossil fuels the transport
> the overseas crap,
> The more things we buy the more they pollute and the more slave/child
> labor will be used,
> These battery with wheels vehicles and dumbing smart phones still have
> to be plugged in/powered up,
> (funny you mentioned hexavalent chromium WillD because that with Erik
> Brockovich helped bankrupt PG&E who’s been shutting off the power in
> spots in California recently not to cause more Forest fires/Air
> pollution/loss of life and property then they already caused so how are
> people powering up their battery powered vehicles there?
> I understand the genie is out of the bottle and this is never going to
> end but if these green laws and Labor laws are being forced on us and
> they need to be forced on the other countries or nothing should be
> allowed to be purchased from these countries!
Got it, yea. I agree I'd like to see more requirements on ensuring ethical practice from imported goods. Instead of blanket bans, ensuring people are paid a living wage, meet health standars, etc. but that requires auditing, which requires foreigners evaluating plants and someone to pay auditors. It's not an easy one to implement but I do totally agree that global implementation of environmental requirements is needed. Things like the Paris accord were a good start. I really think a more focused approach to a "trade" war could have made some actual progress if it targeted specific issues, for ex: China avoiding and fabricating emissions data, patent infringements, etc etc instead of careless blanket punches.
Regarding the full carbon impact of things like batteries and green technology, transportation and shipping etc, that's already covered in detail with a few different metrics designed to calculate a total CO2 "cradle to grave" cost. California's ARB GREET calculations are a pretty good benchmark. tax on the total CO2 emissions would enable the actual cost of pollution from transpacific shipping for example to be reflected in the paid prices for goods. It does add a shitload of beurocraxy however, but again one I agree with you is beneficial if implemented correctly