I was in France during the summer of 1968 when the country was going through the turmoil of relocating large segments of the population from one-acre farms to city populations and industrial production like Citroën and Peugeot. Here is the big sixties question that we all seem to be forgetting: Can the globe continue to sustain population growth at the present level? Forget all the hocus-pocus, mumbo-jumbo of markets and commodities. We are now getting closer to regulating air, taxing carbon, water and wind. We are a nation of fools.While Al Gore goes around preaching global-warming fears, making millions off of so-called "green energy" schemes, the government is taxing the bejesus out of the poor with fuel taxes. While we are screaming "green jobs that can't be exported," the majority of solar panels are produced in China and we are exporting as much coal as we can mine. China is opening one coal-fired plant a week. Why don't we ground all unnecessary flights to China and limit the military's use of fuel? Is global warming the greatest hoax ever pushed out into the public conscience in an effort to turn us all into Stepford wives?
James L Pinette
May 20 2009 - 7:41am