Many millions of people are concerned about the levels of carbon emissions and its impact on climate change. Most are trying to make a difference. Some, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are a bunch of kooks predicting the end of the world in a few years. A few seem to be more concerned about perception rather than reality.
There are a number of examples. The government has spent billions promoting electric cars. They extol the virtues of the clean electricity that powers them but seem to forget that much of it comes from coal-fired power plants. Just today I heard an “expert” telling people to heat their homes with electric heat pumps instead of natural gas furnaces.
The classic example is Dell Computer. They proudly proclaimed to have a zero-carbon footprint. They outsourced all their manufacturing to China and bought some rain forest property. I’m sure that Chinese factories emit a lot more carbon than ours. Then there is all the fuel burned up hauling the computers across the Pacific.
Some feel that we should be the ones to sacrifice, not them. They jet around the country in private planes. I wonder about the carbon footprint of Al Gore’s mega-mansion.
There is one thing that puzzles me. If rising oceans will cause massive flooding, how come the Obamas are buying a $15 million home on Martha’s Vineyard?