Saturday, May 26, 2007

They're still pressing

Although Myron Ebell's evil twisted mind has been relegated to the extreme margins where it belongs (decades too late after it has already contributed to irreparable damage to the atmosphere), reporters can't seem to wean themselves off those final few words they feel they need to include in every report. The stinking underwear warriors at the CEI who can always fight on the side of greater pollution and ever lower efficiency standards keep him in pay because of these tidbits of garbage he inserts into the media.

I'm talking to you, Ken Silverstein, when you printed Myron's lie that "In the global petroleum market, costs are determined by total supply [so that] Congress can help expand that supply by lifting restrictions on development in the U.S." -- in particular the Artic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

It is already well known by the Department of Energy the quantity of ANWR oil is so small that it would lower oil proces by 50 cents per barrel, and that the corrupt oil companies simply want to strip the land bare because their crap infrastructure is already in place. The fact that they make more money by suddenly shutting down leaky pipelines as a reward for years of bad maintenance is an aspect of the glorious free market that Myron doesn't tell you about.

Notwithstanding these facts, Myron Ebell has been telling this lie over and over again, and it is irresponsible and ignorant to publish it.

I'm also talking to you, Julia A. Seymour of the Business & Media Institute who centered her article around the parody that saving the winter recreation industry threatened by global warming by discouraging SUVs capable of towing snow-mobiles to the national parks would be a lose-lose situation.

In her article she repeated the claim by the president of the SUV Owners of America that stricter CAFÉ(sic) standards don't work because the US had increased its reliance on foreign oil. The problem is that fuel efficiency standards do not apply to SUVs, and that is one of the reasons why oil consumption has been increasing.

Myron at least brings this ridiculous article into perspective by mentioning the 80-percent emissions reduction that has got to happen "with no regard for the cost to the economy" in order to save the human life on this planet. According to him, most people would have to give up their cars, air conditioning and "only heat one room of their house" to accomplish that goal.

Yeah, because a dying is better.

One way or another, this way of life is going to end. It can either be by choice before a catastrophic ecological collapse, or it will happen after we have suffered massive sea level land-loss, famine, and an absolute impoverishment through which few of our children will live. Myron knows this because he reads all the scientific reports which he so frequently misquotes from. He knows what's at stake.

Yet he still can't help condemning out next generations to that that SUV park in the sky.


Blogger Biby Cletus said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus

11:59 PM, May 26, 2007 Permanent link to this entry  
Anonymous Mike said...

Maybe the relegation of Myron to the margins is what led him to reinvent himself (or to split his personality, anyway) as Goatchurch. The two are working for the same thing - the end of personal freedom to travel, whether by burning all the oil fetching groceries in fat SUVs or by banning any journey not authorised by the fuel tsar (his vacations in China excepted of course). Maybe that will be Myron-Goatchurch's next job when the CEI and this blog finally give up.

Any idea if 'Active Fuel Management' could be applied to TDI engines in nippy little foreign autos as well as 4.2L V8s? Some research here would do far more good for the environment and fuel supply than drilling in Alaska.

3:23 AM, May 27, 2007 Permanent link to this entry  

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