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Author: fleg9bo Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 757402  
Subject: Ecowacks hating lower emissions Date: 10/7/2012 4:16 PM
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Technologies opposed by environmentalists – fracking and genetic modification – have cut CO2 emissions to 20-yr. low

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/10/technologies-opposed-by-env...

The use of less fuel in farming genetically modified crops results in less carbon-dioxide emission. In addition, herbicide-tolerant GM crops can often be grown with little or no plowing in stubble fields that are sprayed with herbicides. The result is to allow more carbon to remain in the soil, since plowing releases carbon as microbial exhalation. Taken together, Messrs. Brookes and Barfoot estimate [in their 2012 comprehensive study on GM crops], this means that the GM crops grown in 2010 had an effect on carbon-dioxide emissions equivalent to taking 8.6 million cars off the road.

There is a rich irony here. The rapidly growing use of shale gas in the U.S. has also driven down carbon-dioxide emissions by replacing coal in the generation of electricity. U.S. carbon emissions are falling so fast they are now back to levels last seen in the 1990s. So the two technologies most reliably and stridently opposed by the environmental movement - genetic modification and fracking - have been the two technologies that most reliably cut carbon emissions.
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Subject: Re: Ecowacks hating lower emissions Date: 10/8/2012 10:07 AM
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There is a rich irony here. The rapidly growing use of shale gas in the U.S. has also driven down carbon-dioxide emissions by replacing coal in the generation of electricity. U.S. carbon emissions are falling so fast they are now back to levels last seen in the 1990s. So the two technologies most reliably and stridently opposed by the environmental movement - genetic modification and fracking - have been the two technologies that most reliably cut carbon emissions.

The irony resolves itself when you realize that they're not against specific technologies so much as they are technological progress in general, as manifested by a good standard of living in America. Funny though, they only worry about how others are contributing to their latest allegation of ecological decline. By being the ones to point out the problems, they believe themselves entitled to maintain, and even improve, their individual lot in life, irrespective of their carbon footprint. It's for the greater good, after all. They can be 'carbon-neutral', and thus sleep better at night, if they can get enough hayseeds to cut back on their consumption enough to offset the environmentalist's increased carbon output, including the hot air from both their jet engine and their pie-hole.

I generally listen to people who 'walk the walk' on issues important to them, even when I disagree. Those environmentalists that actually take (and live up to) the vow of poverty deserve to be heard, if for no other reason than they are not hypocrites; provided, of course, they're not so fringe as to be the next Unabomber.

However, most environmentalists, like most leftists, are hypocrites, so they can be largely ignored.

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Subject: Re: Ecowacks hating lower emissions Date: 10/8/2012 10:25 AM
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The irony resolves itself when you realize that they're not against specific technologies so much as they are technological progress in general, as manifested by a good standard of living in America. Funny though, they only worry about how others are contributing to their latest allegation of ecological decline. By being the ones to point out the problems, they believe themselves entitled to maintain, and even improve, their individual lot in life, irrespective of their carbon footprint. It's for the greater good, after all. They can be 'carbon-neutral', and thus sleep better at night, if they can get enough hayseeds to cut back on their consumption enough to offset the environmentalist's increased carbon output, including the hot air from both their jet engine and their pie-hole.

I generally listen to people who 'walk the walk' on issues important to them, even when I disagree. Those environmentalists that actually take (and live up to) the vow of poverty deserve to be heard, if for no other reason than they are not hypocrites; provided, of course, they're not so fringe as to be the next Unabomber.

However, most environmentalists, like most leftists, are hypocrites, so they can be largely ignored.
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Bret Baier had a special on last night i happened to catch, "Obama's Green Economy", it was fabulous, i highly recommend watching it. They're brainwashing college kids with "Sustainability" BS taken from the UN, and the EPA is trying to kill off industry.

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Subject: Re: Ecowacks hating lower emissions Date: 10/8/2012 11:34 AM
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Bret Baier had a special on last night i happened to catch, "Obama's Green Economy", it was fabulous, i highly recommend watching it. They're brainwashing college kids with "Sustainability" BS taken from the UN, and the EPA is trying to kill off industry.

I meant to catch that; do you know if it's going to be re-broadcast?

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