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Jeff Stahler

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  1. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, 8 months ago

    Cast the first stone.

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 8 months ago

    With ethanol products that are supposed to be far worse for the climate than the gas. You can’t have it both ways.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 8 months ago

    @sw10mm

    So we can use hybrids, which use less fuel — a good idea in any case; my hybrid SUV uses no more fuel than my four-cylinder sedan, and we’re replacing the sedan next — work on more electrics (Yes, I do lust after a Tesla, why do you ask?), and find other ways to improve cars when we need them. As solar cells improve, we could even improve the efficiency of hybrids or electrics by having supplemental solar. Toyota actually built a limited edition Prius that had solar cells helping to fuel air conditioning, which made all kinds of sense.
    Me, I also take mass transit to work. This means I can read, do a crossword puzzle, check email and get to work faster than I would by car.

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    As a Heretic I would take the “survey” Even if it is a tool of the environmental wackos who warn us of the sin of CO2. Who believe that politicians like Obama and the film director of the sci fi flick Al Gory need money to save us from bad man who is killing mommy earth. Who believe that now that Obama is in power “it is the day we can look back on and say the seas stopped rising” that Obama will make sure our gas prices are as high as can be for our own good don’t you know. Obama knows best for our own good. That is why he goes around with the lie he has anything to do with the increase of oil production in the USA. It has gone up despite him. He also put out the big lie that the oil companies are evil in making a profit. of course oil companies make a profit of 4 cents on the gallon and the feds make 15% on the gallon.

  5. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, 8 months ago

    @sw10mm

    RE: ethanol products that are supposed to be far worse for the climate.

    I just read that this morning from a reputable source.

  6. Melekalikimaka

    Melekalikimaka said, 8 months ago

    HEMP!!!! Henry Ford’s cars were intended to run on oil and fuel made from hemp seed oil! A clean burning fuel. The bodies of the cars were made from hemp lumber and fiber.
    Hemp seed oil instead of corn ethanol is a much better solution. Hemp requires little water, unlike thirsty corn, hemp requires little to no fertilizer and doesn’t deplete the soil of nutrients like corn and hemp doesn’t require all the deadly pollinator killing pesticides used on corn these days. Kansas is running out of water, so what do they do? Grow more corn!! In some areas of the country there can be two growing seasons for hemp. Other countries can’t figure out what our problem is, why we don’t grow hemp, like they do. No, we import 2 billion in hemp products annually.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 8 months ago

    @motivemagus

    what about hydrogen fuel cells that maybe power a generator to charge the batteries on your Tesla? One can make the fuel for that cell in the garage from NatGas.

    Plus aren’t there some studies and research going on a sulfer based battery that stores a charge more efficiently?

    All good ideas.

    But WHY do you want to shut down the grid by closing the plants that produce our energy now BEFORE these alternatives are ready to take up the slack?

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 8 months ago

    @Melekalikimaka

    oh please…. the gov is to afraid someone might get high (even though the hemp you advocate does not do that for you), and the lumber barons didn’t want to share the paper market way back when so hemp was outlawed………

    politics and politicians do NOT change. they are ALL evil crooked selfish criminals

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Condoreggs

    o one can argue that we need more and new. But why does mommy government have to starve the horse to bring about the car? For our own good to pay for our sin of CO2?
    I am an all of the above! Use what we have! exploit what we got! No one is stopping the next guy from bringing about your organic battery or what not. But get mommy government out of the way! We could be the oil supplier of the world! We should be the oil supplier of the world! But Obama wants to bankrupt coal for our own good, he will not let the worlds best pipeline into this country for our own good. Never mind that oil is being transported on out of date rail at twice the cost, twice the risk rail.

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 8 months ago

    @Born in the USA

    Truth is challenging, it’s true.
    1. Good, and I agree. And having seen what it is like in China and India, I can assure you that having pollutants filling the air is not fun.
    2. There is a great deal of evidence that virtually all the so-called think tanks and institutes speaking against Global Warming are in fact funded by the petrochemical industry. Some of the most high-profile people get a very nice salary out of it. Recently, I saw an article saying that the Koch brothers’ organizations are mobilizing against solar — either by taxing it out of existence, or by eliminating the ability to sell excess energy back to the grid, something that makes it more affordable AND more sustainable. Once conservatives believed in conservation. Apparently not anymore.
    3. While there are certainly politicians on both sides, the science is pretty unequivocal at this point. In that case, the politics are irrelevant — one side happens to be right, and the other is not. Then you just have to be careful what we do next. It is clear, to a very high degree of certainty, that Anthropogenic Global Warming is happening. But what we do about it is not clear at all, and there are many choices, and those choices are being politicized, too.
    4. Possibly. But I think there are also people of good will who are trying to make a difference, and those people should be supported whenever possible.

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 8 months ago

    @Bruce4671

    Bruce, who said I wanted to “shut down the grid by closing the plants that produce our energy now”? I’ve never said any such thing.
    What I have said is that we need to INVEST in alternative energy research heavily — far more than we do now — and by that I mean cheapening solar and working on fusion and safer nuclear. Some people think hybrids are bad because they are still fossil-fuel powered. I don’t — I think they are a step along the path, and the more people buy alternative-approach offerings, the more green business will become.

  12. luvdafuneez

    luvdafuneez said, 8 months ago

    @Melekalikimaka

    Hemp could (and should) be a BIG industry in this country. We need to wake up to this fact.

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 8 months ago

    @Melekalikimaka

    HEMP!!!! Henry Ford’s cars were intended to run on oil and fuel made from hemp seed oil! A clean burning fuel. The bodies of the cars were made from hemp lumber and fiber.
    Hemp seed oil instead of corn ethanol is a much better solution. Hemp requires little water, unlike thirsty corn, hemp requires little to no fertilizer and doesn’t deplete the soil of nutrients like corn and hemp doesn’t require all the deadly pollinator killing pesticides used on corn these days. Kansas is running out of water, so what do they do? Grow more corn!! In some areas of the country there can be two growing seasons for hemp. Other countries can’t figure out what our problem is, why we don’t grow hemp, like they do. No, we import 2 billion in hemp products annually.”
    .
    You just explained part of the reason Standard Oil worked so hard to outlaw marijuana.

  14. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @motivemagus

    Electric cars would be great – where you going to get all that electricity? Plants are maxed out now when the weather is very hot or very cold. Mass transit would be great – nearest bus to my house is 40 miles away! Not going to do me any good.

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