Sunday, July 8, 2007
Live Earth - The Gore Campaign
So I have to admit. I watched Live Earth, not so much for its messianic overtones, but because I liked the music. I think Shakira, Madonna and many others are actually very good entertainers. Enter stage left, the messiah of Global Warming and the man who has been responsible for propagating much of the Global Warming myth today. Much has past since the days Al Gore invented the Internet. Al Gore even so much admitted that Live Earth left the biggest Carbon footprint to date. He admitted Live Earth was the biggest concert in history.
Al Gore wants us to believe that Global Warming is not political. I would ask him to try this experiment. Take a group of people, and ask those who believe that Global Warming is caused by human activity to step to one side. Those who do not believe Global Warming is caused by human activity to step to the other side. Then, ask those who are liberal to raise their hands. I would surmise that only the ones on the side that hold the belief that Global Warming is caused by human activity will be the ones who raise their hands.
Al Gore revealed his seven points to reduce CO2 emissions as follows- my comments in italics:
• Demand that my country join an international treaty within the next two years that cuts global warming pollution by 90 percent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth. (So how about China. China is not part of the Kyoto Protocol and the country has surpassed the United States in CO2 emissions)
• Take personal action to help solve the climate crises by reducing my own C02 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become “carbon neutral”. (Like the concert which you just put on or your private jets.)
• Fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the C02. (So does that mean you will support the cleanest form of energy nuclear plants)
• Work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation.
• Fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal. (Ethanol is another fraud)
• Plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests. (Just planted one)
• Buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crises and building a sustainable, just and prosperous world for the 21st century. (I don’t think so)
In today’s San Jose Mercury http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_6326257?nclick_check=1 we find what a mess Governor Schwarzenegger has made of California with his new Green agenda which in part reads.
"This is about California politicians wanting to be leaders in alternative energy. They just jump on whatever is sexy. Right now, it's ethanol," said Severin Borenstein, director of the University of California Energy Institute, which is working with the administration to reduce greenhouse gases. "However, ethanol, particularly from corn, is not a likely fuel source for California."
Part of the problem is that ethanol is made largely from corn in the Midwest and has to be hauled in from out of state in gas-guzzling tankers or diesel-powered trains. That alone nearly cancels its clean-air benefits in California.
The state is pressing ahead anyway. In fact, after responding to a series of document and interview requests from the Mercury News, the state is now trying to speed up its ethanol-fueling timetable. The General Services Department is planning to open a competitive bid next month for companies that can provide E85 - the blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline the state's flex-fuel vehicles are designed to use - to a single station a few blocks from the Capitol.
That is only part of the problem – sounds like the MTBE debacle all over again.
Here is my solution. I believe we need to be energy independent not because of Global Warming, but because currently we are sending petrodollars to countries who have but one desire – our demise.
Begin constructing Nuclear Plants, the cleanest form of energy
Look for oil at home. We have plenty of it, but the environmental wackos prevent us from drilling for it.
Change the speed limit back to 55 mph, that will save a lot of energy
Look for viable alternative sources of energy (not those that are politically correct like Ethanol)
I already use the energy efficient light bulbs because they save money, but those hybrids are a joke unless you want to spend way more than the car is worth. Make a car that is comparable to the current cars on the road then I will think about it.
Al Gore for president - I don't think so