This last Tuesday, President Obama deliver his State of the Union Address. Those who have followed this site know I have never gone into politics . . . that was on purpose. This was done that way because I wanted to take the facts out of Bible and mold them into people so they then could form their stances on topics such as politics.
But, so-called “global warming” and “save our planet” stuff really gets on my nerves. I’ve written about the paganism associated with Earth Day but I have never really gone into global warming itself . . . until today.
I have posted below my response to President Obama’s ideas for reducing pollution. The following was actually for an assignment in Government and Politics class that I thought might interest my readers. I would also recommend listening to this: HERE.
In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama said, “ . . . America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades. One of the reasons why is natural gas – if extracted safely, it’s the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change.”
President Obama’s plan for the environment includes replacing use of oil and gasoline with natural gas. He says that cars that will run off such gases have been efficiently made and are ready for use. He says that, “businesses plan to invest almost $100 billion in new factories that use natural gas.”
President Obama proposes that using natural gas for vehicles will help the environment immensely and help secure a safer, cleaner world for our children. However, using natural gas in America would only make the environment worse.
The only way natural gas can be safely transported in large quantities is through underground pipes. If gas stations were to use natural gas then the government would have to work in millions of miles of pipes to every gas station in the nation. This would create an immeasurable amount of waste and pollution to the world (making all the pipes, digging the areas for them and planting them), much more than leaving things in the current state.
Also, if natural gas were to be put into place, then an equal immeasurable amount of money would be needed.
Another problem that is associated with natural gas, but is a different topic, comes with the new and “efficient” solar energy. President Obama said that, “we’re becoming a global leader in solar,” and that, “every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar . . .”
President Obama made the installment of solar energy seem like it was a cost and energy efficient way to power houses. However, solar panels barely have a lifespan of 25 years and cost so much that they only pay themselves off (instead of paying an electric bill, heat, etc.) after 25 years of continual use.
Solar energy is not efficient in cost or energy, and neither is natural gas, but President Obama clearly said that he supports both alternative energies and believes that they are the beginning of a safer world. But, does what President Obama teach really tell the whole truth on this subject?