Thursday, February 14, 2008

Blinded By Global Warming Hysteria

Via Instapundit, I see this article in which the GM Vice Chairman professes his belief that Global Warming is a "crock of shit." The writer of the article goes on to say:
Anyhow, this doesn’t mean that GM isn’t serious about building the Volt, of course—just that global warming isn’t the reason. And that’s fine. GM doesn’t have to have noble intentions as long as it delivers the fuel-efficient cars it’s been promising.

Is Seth Fletcher saying that there are no noble reasons to build an electric car aside from averting something as unproven and theoretical as massive, catastrophic, anthropogenic climate change? Does it matter that an electric car could have great positive effect on several established environmental problems caused by internal combustion engines such as smog, dirty roads, and oil waste? Is it ridiculous to consider the myriad economic and geopolitical benefits including reduced dependence on foreign oil and cheaper fuel prices?

Nope. Once again all of the concrete, addressable environmental problems are swept aside in lieu of the end-all of environmental concerns - Global Warming. I guess there is nothing Global Warming can't do and nothing you can do that is noble if it doesn't effect Global Warming.

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