I've detested Thomas Freidman, and what's more I do not like the NYT's science editor. This is Big Business at its worst. Pass the barf bag, please!!
The last bullshit:
Monday, February 11, 2008 The GREENING of Globalization!
The Power of Green
One day Iraq, our post-9/11 trauma and the divisiveness of the Bush years will all be behind us — and America will need, and want, to get its groove back. We will need to find a way to reknit America at home, reconnect America abroad and restore America to its natural place in the global order — as the beacon of progress, hope and inspiration. I have an idea how. It’s called “green.”
For one thing, lightbulbs with mercury in them provided by Big Business are NOT the way to go.
For another, my suggestion that the US residents immediately go in and put in home insulation - cutting oil use by up to as much as 25% - is totally achievable by the end of 2008, assuming there was a WILL TO DO SO, but are we going to see a CONgress that will pass laws to this effect? Nope. Won't even pursue impeachment of KNOWN CRIMINALS and they're dirty hands are in the oil tanks looking for more dollar$ for themselves. Like a bunch of spoiled brats, they'll pay for armaments to blast out real human people (by the millions) to keep Dick Cheney's Halliburton pumping profits and ask the US taxpayer to foot the bill. But ask the US public to insulate their homes? A truly global gesture of good will that all will be able to see? Not on your life.
Do we need a Green President of the United States, you bet we do , the entire world needs us to have a Green President!! But is there a global movement afoot to help elect a Green President? Of course not. We had a perfect candidate - Dennis Kucinich! But everyone sold him out. The guy had the DREAM TEAM, too. A fantasitic economist, a great great legal team, activist environmentalists, Native Americans, feminists .. active and involved people!! People who communicate!! People with vision!! and to bang it in - PEOPLE WHO ACTIVELY GIVE A sh*t.
The fact is, yes, they are all "green" now at the top, perhaps they are showing signs at last of wanting healthy survival- they want to coopt a true grass roots movement as quickly as they can and keep control. But the future is bleak these days and perhaps we are seeing the turning of the screw. I hope so. I increasinlgy see signs that they read what I say - the lowly pamphleteer who everyone rips off!! But I made sense, I try very hard to understand the issues and what is to be done for the good of ALL living things. I try to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Our living planet needs better advocates.
But Thomas, don't give me this blame it all on "the Dick Cheney factor" crap - everyone one agreed to Leavitt heading up the EPA .. or he woudn't be there!! What has he done since he got in there .. ever see his name in print except to see the EPA get sued or create another big blunder. How are we gonna clean out the EPA, the Department of Energy, the DoJ and all the other rascals ruining things? When are YOU going to support impeachment? I am waiting and alot of other living things are waiting too - and they're not buying green products!!
and this is the link on the US department of energy
NYT file on US Congress alternative energy
LETTER; Carbon Offsets
To the Editor:
To the Editor:
The Federal Trade Commission is quite right to scrutinize companies' advertising of carbon offset programs (''F.T.C. Asks if Carbon-Offset Money Is Winding Up True Green,'' Business Day, Jan. 9). But despite the high potential for greenwashing, the carbon offset market can also be a great environmental boon -- provided it's made accountable and transparent.
Curbing deforestation is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We're currently losing forests at the rate of a land area the size of Kentucky each year, which accounts for 24 percent of carbon dioxide emissions.
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