[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Well I think its just the point of the thing Zap. Yea they’re hybrids, but its better than Navigators. With an administration that is cares so little for the environment, any point is important.
This adminstration is no worse than Clintons in environmental matters. They both have strong points and weak points.
Clinton raised the CAFE mileage standard for cars but ignored trucks and SUV’s. Bush ignored cars and raised the standard for SUV’s.
Clinton ignored arsenic in drinking water for his entire term and signed an executive order to reduce the allowable maximum on his way out the door. Bush actually is implementing the standard.
Clinton had an all or nothing approach regarding air scrubber systems in power plants. If you weren’t going to upgrade it all the way, you were not allowed to upgrade it at all. Bush loosened this standard and power plants have actually been spending money for equipment to upgrade. There is a mini boom going on for this type of environmental equipment.
There is a ton more like this. All administrations have a very mixed records on environmental issues.
I am not yet convinced that global warming due to mans production of CO2 is something to worry about. I think it is more of a distraction from the real environmental problems we have.
I understand that. As I’ve stated, I am no fan of Clinton. I don’t think either of them do enough for the environment. Of course, balancing that with the economy is hard, and I understand that.
And it isn’t exactly an immediate doomsday thing. But if it is heading that way, why let it keep going to the point that it becomes one?
Anyone see the recent pictures of the ice caps? I forget where the hell I saw it- but massive sections are gone (I’ll try to find a link). I don’t know how unusual that is for the Earth. But I would imagine it not to be a good thing.
What do you guys think of the Kyoto Accords?