My first year at college in Fargo, 1991 (aka a lifetime ago), I was startled beyond measure at the absolute orange sherbet colored night sky that greeted my eyes. There was so much "cloud" cover that the street lights would reflect off of it, creating the most bizaare orange haze.
Shortly after that, they passed a city ordinance against wood burning stoves. You could still use fireplaces, but not the stoves- too much polution. Strangely enough the winter sky is still orange.
I remember in junior high, the mid 1980's (aka two lifetimes ago), that vehicles were causing too much polution in California so they forced car manufacturers to place catalytic converters on all the new automobiles. I remember for the next several cars the first thing Dad would do with them when he got home was remove the converter.
I know they have been whingeing about burning fossil fuels and peak oil, demanding that scientists develop cleaner energy sources.
At the same time they insist that nuclear energy does not count because of the waste product left behind.
Well what about wind? You can't get much cleaner than wind.
Irvine, CA--King Ranch and the environmentalist coalition Coastal Habitat Alliance are suing Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson in an attempt to stop the creation of a windmill farm along the Gulf Coast in Kenedy County. According to the suit, the wind farm could kill migrating birds and damage the bay.
BBBZZZZZZTTTTTT They don't want wind farms either.
Wait a minute! Wait just a damn minute!!!! Because a wind farm might kill migratory birds??? MIGHT?????
Anyone else under the impression that they think the world would be a better place if mankind just did everyone..er... everything else a favor and went extinct? If only they could reduce the population by say...80%... the world would just be a garden paradise for all the rats and the hyenas. And as long as they're happy, well....