Some mowers aren’t such a gas for the environment- OregonLive.com
Mowers, pound for pound, foul today’s air more, even, than cars. It would take eight new cars zooming along at 55 mph for an hour to produce the same smog-forming pollution as one gas-powered mower emits during a one-hour lawn-cutting session, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.
If they’re expecting to make me feel guilty for mowing my lawn…forget it.
First they come for the lawnmowers, then the weedeaters and leafblowers. Next is the chain saws, wood splitter and chippers. But that still won’t be enough. Remember, we have to reduce our carbon output by 80% by 2050.
After that doesn’t work, and I guarantee it won’t; they’re going to come for the ATVs, dirt bikes and jet skis. No one but rednecks use those things anyway. The elite windsurfs at Hood River…after flying from Boston on their Gulfstream. Oh, excuse me. Not THEIR Gulfstream, their “family’s” Gulfstream.
Will it be enough? Will Global Warming be reversed? Will the ice reform, the glaciers move south and return to the pristine days of….well whenever it was when the climate was not changing.
So, will it be enough? Not a chance. There’s still power boats and RV’s that need eliminating. We need to introduce the average American to the glories of yacht sailing. Maybe once that’s done?
I’m afraid that even then the forces of global warming will prevail. While we are diligently removing each and every source of carbon emissions that we can think of…the Chinese, Indians, Mexicans and South Americans will be snapping up every bit of carbon spewing technology as fast as we can ban it.
That’s without the carbon producing industries that move to those countries because they are not subject to Kyoto.
Not only that, but we’re going to commit to providing cleaner technology to everyone else for free.
Develop a new way of generating power? Discover a way to use water as fuel?
Think you’re going to be the next Bill Gates?
Sorry, the government has promised to take it away from you and provide it to the world for free. Sorry about that. But it’s for the common good.
Meanwhile, the earth will be getting along just fine. Oh, maybe it will warm up a degree or two. But the Chinese make very reasonable air conditioners. And they’re getting cheaper all the time.