Well, I've dropped, but not far, 7.2% from a 16.2 to a 15.1. However it does feel like my game is much better, I am much more confident when I play and I'm enjoying it more. I think being a 15 is directly related to how much time I have for the game at this time. I wish I could practice and play more, but alas, life always seems to get in the way. My goal is still to reach a 12, I'm aiming for June 2016 to make this happen.
I agree, pollution overall is a bad thing and as we make advances in alternative power technology we should strive to eliminate pollution as much as possible. Unfortunately we're not there, coal is still driving the majority of power plants, and world wide there are more coal and oil power plants being built than eliminated.
Pushing a carbon tax on individuals when there aren't cost effective and equitable alternative power solutions just translates to a tax hike. A key revenue source for Tesla is selling emissions credits to other car manufacturers so they can continue to build gas guzzlers without the penalties. Our government is using tax payer money to fund Tesla because they are developing eco friendly cars but Tesla doesn't really care about the environment given they are in turn selling emissions credits to those who are producing less efficient, less eco friendly cars, it's hypocritical.
I don't have a particular stance on Climate Change. Climate changes all the time. Actually cap and trade makes sense. Carbon Tax is stupid. I am not a fan of using taxation as a way to regulate.
Still, I don't get the people who want a massive deregulation on pollution. I want to ask them if they would like a pipe connecting a coal plan to their home? If not then why do they think allowing that anywhere on the planet is a good thing? If they support deregulation they should want that pollution right where they live. Maybe they are OK as long as its not near them.