Turning Off Ukraine Gas Could Be Good

Go Ahead, Vladimir, Make My Day argues Thomas Friedman at the New York Times, as Vladimir Putin threatens to turn off the gas flowing through the Ukraine into Europe. What better way to promote the switch to clean renewable energy in Europe? Just like the 1970s Arab embargo in the US fertilized the energy efficiency movement, ultimately saving the US mucho money, energy and emissions. Go Ahead, Vlad: make our day.

Fossil Fuel Understatement of the Week:

“…some people lie. And why do they lie? Because some people are greedy.”

Robert Proctor, Professor, Stanford University, who studies the propagation of ignorance in the media, in OO Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study.

And sometimes, greedy people are honest: an oil executive once confided in me, in a moment of candor, after hearing a climate change and its solutions presentation, that the main reason their company wasn’t switching to clean energy was, “We make so much money at what we do!” Yes, but at what price for the world, your children and their future?

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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