11 Jul 11 - (Excerpts) - The vote to end the $6 billion in subsidies
to ethanol producers reminded me how much Greens love us all. Surely
only love could inspire taking corn and turning it into moonshine,
and then mixing it with gasoline. The result caused food riots in
far off nations while raising the cost of a gallon of gas every time
we fill up at the pump. The ethanol mandates actually reduced the
mileage a gallon will provide.
some point, even the Greens grew disenchanted with ethanol and signaled
their permission to end this costly boondoggle to our fearless leaders
in Washington, D.C.
You may recall they got off to a strong start when the Environmental
Protection Agency was established in 1970. Its first act was to ban DDT
and the result of that has been the needless death of millions who could
and should have been protected against malaria. The nation these days is
experiencing a bed bug population explosion that could be stopped in six
months if the EPA would only authorize a pesticide to kill the critters.
These are the same saintly folk who have managed to get a law passed
banning the sale of 100 watt incandescent light bulbs in favor of those
twisty ones that come with a complete hazmat instruction manual because
they contain mercury. The EPA fears mercury so much it is implementing
regulations that have already led a utility to announce it is going to
close several coal-fired plants rather than spend millions to rid
emissions of mercury so small as to constitute no hazard whatever.
Greens are all about not “wasting energy” so naturally that are
advocates of two of the least practical ways of producing it, wind and
solar energy. Together they comprise less than three percent of the
electricity we use in America. In the process, they fill up acres of
desert (where lizards and other endangered species live) with solar
panels that only work when the sun is shining or defile other acres with
huge, ugly wind turbines that chop all manner of birds and bats into
confetti while also occasionally catching fire.
The only way to truly “conserve” energy is to not use it and in a nation
where everything runs on electricity or gasoline, that means not turning
on the lights or driving anywhere. That is a great way to destroy the
The Greens are always fretting about the way members of the horrid human
species are destroying the Earth or just endangering it in some fashion.
They spent from the late 1980s to the end of the last decade
caterwauling about a “global warming” that, in 1998, stopped happening.
Actually, the Earth had begun to warm again around 1850 after three
hundred years of what was dubbed a Little Ice Age. Now scientists are
warning that, due to a lack of sunspot activity, the Earth is looking to
enter yet another Little Ice Age. Some even think we are looking at the
big one because we are literally at the end of the 11,500 year cycle
between ice ages. The last Ice Age lasted 100,000 years.
In case I didn’t mention it, “global warming:” was a complete hoax, a
fraud concocted by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change in order to gin up a market for the sale and trade of “carbon
credits.” Anyone—and I mean anyone—who tells you that humans are causing
climate change is a charlatan or a dupe. Avoid them.
My general recommendation is to avoid anything that has the word “green”
attached to it. You are being conned into spending more for something
You cannot “save the Earth.” The Earth is full of volcanoes, tornadoes,
forest fires, floods, hurricanes, blizzards, droughts, earthquakes, and
other completely natural activities, any or all of which can kill you.
It is an utter delusion to think the Earth cares about you even if you
care deeply about it.
© Alan Caruba, 2011
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