I had to laugh. Someone has actually written a book called “Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them“ (not to be confused with The Green Hell: A Concise History of the Chaco War Between Bolivia and Paraguay 1932-35). One day, when I control everyone, I hope that includes my 10-year-old. Am I really perverse that this sort of thing makes me giggle? If I were in fact a communist bent on world domination, I would be the first to hang my big red flag next to the petunias. I’m not exactly shy about my political beliefs. The turn of mind that sees efforts to preserve the ecosystems that keep us all alive and perceives a dangerous subversive agenda intrigues me. What must it be like to live inside a head like that? Scary, I’ll bet.
Anyway, I checked out Steve Milloy’s blog (he also maintains junkscience.com) and found a post about so-called “clean coal technology” that I agree with just about 90% (aside from the part where he says that coal is already clean). It’s refreshing to hear someone on the climate denial end of things acknowledge that carbon capture and storage is a ruinously expensive, dangerous Pipeline to Nowhere that will never work no matter how much money we throw at it. We could find some common ground on this. That is, until we get to the part where he starts calling environmentalists “the vilest bastards on the planet” – or maybe there he’s referring to the duly elected Obama administration and Congressional majority. When Milloy’s sea of bile started rising around my ankles I decided to get back to work. Ain’t freedom of speech grand?