I’m the opposite of an environmentalist. I prefer to think that I’m just pragmatic and realistic.
In a perfect world, we’d be 100% nuclear power. The environmentalist wackos killed that plan. The environmentalists hate pretty much every form of energy – oil pollutes the atmosphere (and the ocean), nuclear waste will kill us all if the meltdown doesn’t get us first, wind farms kill birds and mess up the view for rich people, natural gas messes up the tundra. Ironically, they’re fine with GIANT batteries in their Prius hybrids, which are basically mobile toxic waste dumps.
All that to say, I’m not opposed to replacing oil with a viable alternative. What I’m not ok with is just flipping the switch to off. We’re not going to go back to subsistence farming and riding horses. Besides, horses produce methane – which is also evil if you’re an environmentalist wacko.
Since the environmentalists and leftist dipwads insist on killing all energy alternatives, nuclear in particular, it’s actually THEIR FAULT that we’re still drilling in the gulf. Here’s an idea, environmentalists… come up with an alternative that works, or stop getting in the way of progress!
There’s a giant blob of oil attacking the gulf coast, threatening the shrimp industry. Who cares? Shrimp is hardly a necessity. If you are a shrimp fisherman, that sucks, but you can fish for other things, too. The advantage to boats is you don’t have to stay in the oil slick… you can go elsewhere.
I don’t care about the environment, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I don’t recycle, I run my AC at 68 degrees, and I drive a V8 full size truck. I water my grass, I grill with propane, and I drink bottled water. I eat factory-farmed food loaded with preservatives and hormones.
The Earth, ultimately, is much tougher than we give her credit for. She will be around eons after you and I are dead and forgotten. If we make bad decisions and mess up the environment, then we’ll die (or some unimportant lesser species will die). So be it. Earth wins in the long run.
Quit your bitching and most of all, take that environmentalist bumper sticker off your friggin gas-powered car!