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Friday, June 13, 2003

Posted by Tanstaafl
Bush Will Never Make Them Happy

Environmentalists that is. He tries to meet them half-way on fuel standards and automobile pollution, by proposing govt research into hydrogen fuel cells. Sounds good, but wait... now they tell us that hydrogen fuel cells are going to rip another hole in the ozone layer. I don't know if any of you guys watch "That '70s Show" (which is hillarious btw), but one of the characters, Hyde, is always talking about the fact that "there's this car, and it runs on water man. Water!" I bet if we got that car up and running, next they'd tell us that it causes droughts in the third world because of the water that it uses. We could go back to horse and buggy's, but from what I understand, the several tons of horse manuer that was cleared from NYC streets, each day, wasn't real good when it got into rivers and streams either.

I think the real point, is that no matter what mankind does, we will impact the environment in some negative way. The trick, is to not overwhelm the Earth's natural equilibrating mechanisms. For instance, with it's vast forests, the US is actually a net reducer of green-house gases. Maybe if we tell them that, the Europeans will leave us alone on Kyoto... but I wouldn't count on it.


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