...it's 46 degrees here right now. Good-size storms have been roughing up various parts of the country. It was snowing in Oslo, Norway as Al Gore got his Nobel Prize and delivered his standard monotone speech about the "planetary emergency."
Oh, yeah...it's winter, or damn near it.
Interesting. I suppose Big Al is even now jetting off to Bali for the UN's massive global warming whinge-fest after jetting to Oslo from wherever he was last delivering his "message." For which "message," by the way, he extracts a handsome fee. You could live happily for a year on the proceeds from one Gore-blast.
I'm listening to a radio commercial right now for the new Chevrolet "Volt," an electric car for which there are no efficient batteries. Chevy has claimed we can Volt it (driving no more than 40 miles a day, which disqualifies most Californian drivers) by 2010, maybe.
Where will the Volt get its volts? In large measure, from coal-fired powerplants. Same is true for Honda's new "non-polluting" fuel-cell car. It is a law of physics that it takes energy to produce energy. The only "free lunch" in transportation is walking. And walkers need to consume energy, too.
Imagine yourself afflicted by a dangerous disease. Can you be cured by paying off people who don't have the disease?
Global warming is the same. It can be "cured" -- or at least mitigated -- by some relatively simple treatments, steps that would benefit even those who don't believe it's a serious problem. Extracting guilt-money from everyday people (do you really think you won't pay, in one way or another, for the "carbon offsets" companies and government drones buy for themselves) may make Al feel good (and richer!), but will have no beneficial results.
Conserve. Recycle. Reduce your use of non-renewable resources. Do a 10% better job than you do today and, if others do likewise, the improvements will be noticeable.
If only we can shut down the Gore-scam and keep his fat ass out of private jets and Chevy Suburbans, the improvements in quality of life will be even more apparent.
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