Al Gore says ee need to use a little reason, logic, and maybe some science to understand that we are utterly destroying the planet. Not going to hold my breath any of that will happen. However, in a wonderful article written for the New Republican Gore has his great graph.
Just as the oil companies told us that deep-water drilling was safe, they tell us that it’s perfectly all right to dump 90 million tons of CO2 into the air of the world every 24 hours. Even as the oil spill continues to grow—even as BP warns that the flow could increase multi-fold, to 60,000 barrels per day, and that it may continue for months—the head of the American Petroleum Institute, Jack Gerard, says, “Nothing has changed. When we get back to the politics of energy, oil and natural gas are essential to the economy and our way of life.” His reaction reminds me of the day Elvis Presley died. Upon hearing the tragic news, Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, said, “This changes nothing.”
Is that a quote for the age or what? It certainly applies equally well to the economic crisis.