Thursday, July 17, 2008

Al Gore: Doesn't Know, or Doesn't Care?

Al Gore recently did an interview with Catie Couric.

In it, he says:

One of the reasons why our country's had such a hard time dealing with this, is it does involve national security, energy, the economy and the environment. But there's a common thread that runs through all of them. The key is ending our dependence on carbon-based fuel. And if we grab hold of that thread and pull it, the other problems begin to unravel, and we got the answer right in our hands. It's the switch over from carbon-based fuel to renewable energy.

Umm, no, if we grab hold of that thread and pull it, the fabric of society will begin to unravel. Fossil fuels and our dreaded carbon emissions are the only thing that holds that fabric together. Is Al Gore really so dumb as to think that we can just poop out all these alternative energy technologies without paying anything for them? He talks about them being "expensive" but he doesn't seem to grasp the concept that it is the fossil fuel energy itself that is the currency of the world.

The only way to build out the alternative energy infrastructure is to consume even more fossil fuels. Everyone who said those additional supplies will be readily available has been more wrong than a broken clock. EVERYONE. The government can print more dollars, but it cannot print more energy. Al Gore, a Nobel Prize winner, surely must understand this. Either he doesn't know, or he really doesn't care. Which is it?

Is Al Gore like that innocent roadrunner who just happens to be helping run Wile E Humanity off of a cliff?


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