An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 9, 2007

John Kerry – Expert Climatologist

Filed under: Opinion — olbroad @ 10:34

Conservation’s convenient truth

Enough talk already. We have spent the past decade debating a scientific consensus on global warming instead of moving to fix it.

Yeah, quit talking. You’re heating up the planet!

In these lost years, we could have created millions of jobs, opened up vast new markets, improved the health of our citizens, slowed global warming, saved the taxpayers’ money, earned the respect of the world and strengthened our long-term security. Instead, America’s climate change strategy has been rhetorical, not real.

Many jobs have been created. New markets have been opened. We live longer now than ever before, unfortunately. We don’t control the planet. And if you really wanted to save the taxpayers money, quit bloomin’ spending OUR money on crap! Whether or not the rest of the world “respects” us, I honestly don’t care. They envy us more than anything, and instead of working to make their own countries free and rich, they whine about the U.S.

We cannot wait for Washington to take the lead. While politicians must fight global warming at 30,000 feet – through bold new steps toward energy independence and greenhouse gas reductions – this movement will only succeed if Americans continue to stand up and protect the ground beneath their own feet.

Politicians are at 30,000 feet? Well, that explains a lot. No oxygen getting to their brains!

Doubling your car’s gas mileage with a flex-fuel or hybrid vehicle will halve emissions. Proper maintenance alone can increase fuel efficiency by 10 percent. Each gallon of gas saved means 22 pounds less carbon dioxide in the air.

Wasn’t there a study on hybrid cars that disputed the efficiency? Or maybe it was the upkeep that made them too expensive, and wasteful. Can’t remember.

We also must send a message to our leaders. We wouldn’t elect someone who said terrorism wasn’t a threat, but we’ve tolerated those who treat the threat of energy insecurity and the truth of global climate change as inconvenient myths.

Sure we would. Just look at the results of last November. Energy insecurity could be resolved, to a small degree, by building nuclear power plants, refineries, and drilling within our own borders. Not to mention the cost would decrease. But noooooo….you yahoos in D.C. don’t believe we can actually be self sufficient, so we have to depend on terrorists regimes for our oil. Thanks ever so much.

Household by household, town by town, business by business, we can reclaim our environment and our future. But we must act now.

Hey, let’s start with YOUR house. And of course, algore’s, the guru of global warming.

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5 Comments »

  1. Well said. I hate ethanol. I get less mileage with it. My motorcycle hates it.

    Comment by Billiam — April 9, 2007 @ 1:55

  2. Wont be long before we – as a consesus, of course – come to hate “Big Corn” like we are supposed to hate Big Oil.

    Comment by Still Unreal... — April 9, 2007 @ 2:46

  3. No more sweet corn cuz it’ll be in algore’s gas tank.

    Comment by olbroad — April 9, 2007 @ 4:29

  4. Corn gas isn’t the answer. Every product that requires corn, including corn is more expensive.
    All our poverty stricken starving children can no longer afford corn flakes (wink wink). The state of Wisconsin requiring us to buy an inferior product that costs more and gives less gas mileage while damaging engines is BAD BAD IDEA.
    But corn growers and ADM make billions off of it.
    How do we allow such bad ideas to become law. And when they become law and we see the unintended consequences, why don’t we see the bias and ideology that gave these laws to us.

    Comment by mickey — April 9, 2007 @ 5:20

  5. Hey Mickey, doncha know it makes ’em feeeeeel good? 🙂

    I do NOT want to be forced to have to buy a new car just because some political yahoo says I HAVE to use corn in my gas tank. It’s bad for the economy, bad for the environment, and just bad period.

    Comment by olbroad — April 9, 2007 @ 5:40


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