Sunday, November 30, 2008

The New Hardline Howard

I've changed my tune and gone populist -- no bail out for the Big Three automakers.

From an interview with Newsweek's Fareed Sakaria, Al Gore says this: "When I was vice president, I initiated a program called the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles. The federal government invested over a billion dollars in partnership with the Big Three to focus on the accelerated development of advanced high-efficiency vehicles. But as soon as they felt they were off the hook at the end of 2000, they pulled the plug and walked away."

My view? They had their chance and blew it, focusing on building Yukons and Hummers instead.

Read the whole interview. It's not too long, unfortunately. Al Gore says it like it is. Will we listen?

And if you want the full scientific scoop on just how screwed we are in regards to global climate change, read this. It'll give you an idea of how difficult the challenges are ahead of us and how huge the changes and devastation will be when we don't meet the challenges.


Blogger SiouxGeonz said...

I heard some of the stuff they were saying at the latest greatest auto show. It was amazing how completely oblivious they were to everything happening in the real world; seems they built a lovely cocoon around themselves that is still there. Kinda like the guy with the funny moustache in the youtube below...

Happy trotting :)

Seems BJ is down again...

7:32 PM, November 30, 2008  

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