The over indulgence by the chattering classes with a hidden agenda have now been exposed as con artists. Even Al Gore the “guru” of the green movement has been exposed as someone who believes in the moniker “don’t do as I do but do as I say”, when questioned on his recent acquisition of a 100-foot riverboat he responded, “Well it does run on bio diesel”. The whole “Green” movement has been exposed for what it really is, nothing more than Left-Wing propaganda and anti-Capitalist sham.
More than 31,000 scientists across the U.S. – including more than 9,000 Ph.D.s in fields such as atmospheric science, climatology, earth science, environment and dozens of other specialties – have signed a petition rejecting "Global Warming," the assumption that the human production of greenhouse gases is damaging Earth's climate.
"There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate," the petition states. "Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth."
We cannot turn back the clock, the motor car is here to stay, and, yes we can all look at being more efficient in how we might use the car, fewer journeys and being lighter with the “gas” pedal etc. All the major motor manufacturers are addressing the issue of fuel economy and the customer is now benefiting from the development of new technology, whether it be with E85 bio-fuels, hybrid power or cylinder de-activation all new vehicles are becoming more and more fuel efficient.
Chevrolet for example are looking at introducing their 2-mode hybrid system across more of the range, including the pick ups, from autumn 2008 the Silverado pick up will be available with the system; an auto-stop mode shuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped at traffic lights and remains off until the vehicle needs to accelerate beyond 30mph, just operating until that point on battery power, the batteries are recharged by regeneration, momentum is converted into electrical energy. The whole system is seamless and quiet with the driver experiencing a calmer and quieter environment than that provide by a conventional engine. The 2009 Silverado is anticipated to achieve 40% better urban mileage and a 25% overall improvement in fuel economy when combining motorway and city driving.
Ford already have a similar system available in their Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner, their mid-sized SUV’s.
Dodge for some time have offered their V8’s with cylinder de-activation under light driving, again making the vehicles far more economical than they ever used to be.
So, what is the conclusion here, it seems that those with a political agenda trying to dictate to us what we should be driving have had their day and that reason and freedom of choice has prevailed, feel free to drive the vehicle of your choice in the knowledge that your new SUV or Pick Up, built to the latest North American LEV, low emission vehicle), standards has the emissions of 50 cars of yesteryear and absolutely no effect on the environment.
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