Global Warming Loonies

aftereden.gifBreaking new research in the Global Warming Religion (TM)! New research claims that no matter what you do, YOU are contributing to global warming. In fact, this researcher says that walking contributes MORE to global warming than driving! And adherents to the Religion of Global Warming know that driving is completely evil -- so what does that make walking? If these people are to be taken at face value, you're now supposed to sit at home and do literally NOTHING -- or you're an evil person who contributes to global warming. You cannot exercise now, you cannot watch TV, you cannot even EAT!

But such IS the purpose of the Religion of Global Warming.

If you take them at face value, you've been fooled. If you are one of those who says, "Oh, gee, it would be better to listen to them, because I want to save the world," you're a sucker. The purpose of the Religion of Global Warming is power, control, and money -- and nothing else. This most recent research shows what I have been saying all along -- the earth is warming, and there's absolutely nothing humans can do about it.

Oh, but to show even more evidence it's about control and money, how about taking a hard look at the hundreds of billions that The Religion of Global Warming will cost America? Yes, Congress, always trying to screw things up, is considering passing a law to drastically REDUCE the American economy -- in the name of the Religion of Global Warming. You see, according to this religion, America is evil. Therefore, anything that can make America worse off is good. That's what Global Warming is about. When you support "stopping" global warming, you're supporting crushing America.

And yes, the Religion of Global Warming is about power, too. Government officials today exist to spend money. The more money they can spend, the happier they are. They honestly do not care how much money they spend, because it's not theirs, and they have an absolutely endless supply of money: you, the sucker taxpayer. So government wants (always) to spend MORE. The Religion of Global Warming is being used as an excuse to spend more.

Man-made Global Warming is crap. It's a Religion. It's a set of beliefs designed to fool people into caring -- and giving piles of cash and power to a small group of people. If you think otherwise, you're simply wrong -- just look at the evidence.

Ford Escape Hybrid Value

I'm sure by now, if you haven't been living completely under a rock (where this blog is indeed published to), you've noticed the recent surge towards "green" power. I mean besides algore and his "Warming the Globe with Global Warming" tour.

More people are simply wanting to "go green." There's reports of people modifying cars to run on oil instead of diesel. Many want solar power for their homes. There's kits for solar everything. Half the shows on DIY and other such networks reference "green" technologies. And Ford has taken the lead in offering people "green" solutions with hybrid cars.

I've mentioned before -- I have absolutely NO problem with people who want to use so-called "alternative" sources of energy. It's new technology, so I'm always interested in it. My problem is when people FORCE me (or others) to use things that they like, just because they like them. This issue is loaded with emotion, so I thought I'd add some facts.

Many people who want to "go green" want to do so to save the earth. I think that's a total load of crap. I think people who actually believe man can really shape the earth's climate are awful full of themselves. The biggest reason I haven't "gone green" is the same problems solar and other sources of energy have always had -- they're too expensive and not as efficient as other sources. Once they become economically feasible, they'll explode in popularity. Seriously. When it costs LESS to power my house with solar, I'll buy it in a minute. So will lots and lots of other people.

The environmental wackos and their church of environmentalism know this, so they want you to think you're saving money. The Ford Escape Hybrid is a recent incarnation of this attempt to fool people. You see, with high gas prices, members of the church of the earth want you to think you'll save money by using hybrid cars (while "saving" the environment). Well, a simple analysis shows that's simply NOT true:

The Ford 2008 Escape Hybrid (SUV), according to the Ford web site gets 34 mpg and costs $25075 (starting MSRP). The Ford 2008 Escape Non-Hybrid (SUV) gets 28 mpg and costs $18770 (starting MSRP). None of those numbers are real accurate or great, but they'll do for comparison.

The "average" US driver goes about 15000 miles per year. Comparing the two vehicles, the Hybrid uses 441.18 gallons in a year, while the Non-hybrid uses 535.71 gallons in the same year. At an average of $3 a gallon, the Hybrid costs $1,324 to fuel for a year, while the Non-hybrid costs $1,607.

For purposes of this comparison, I'm only including initial costs and fuel.

For 10 years of service:
Non-hybrid costs: $18770 + 16070 = $34,840.
Hybrid costs: $25075 + 13240 = $38,315.

In other words, if one person bought a hybrid and his neighbor bought the non-hybrid, the hybrid would cost about $3,500.00 MORE over the same 10-year time period. In fact, it would take over 22 years of driving the vehicle for the reduced cost in gas to make up for the increased cost of the vehicle -- and that's not including possible additional repair expenses associated with the electric motor and battery (because the hybrid simply will cost more to repair because it has the same parts as the non-hybrid and more).

So if you're buying a hybrid Escape because you think you're saving money, you're simply wrong. If you're a member of the environmental church, feel free to buy the hybrid to "save the earth," but realize it is costing you money to do so.