Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:24 AM
IE, people who buy electric cars. They boast and brag about how enviromentally friendly the car is, and how it has no emissions, but they leave out the part about how generating electricity is worse for the enviroment than production of oil and gasoline.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:58 AM
buying it is making an effort to become greener, so we can't slam them for that.
At least one source of emissions is gone-fossil fuel/oil to gas.
That's why renewables are so crucial. We could eliminate coal from the mix if congress had the backbone to do it.
That e-car buyer may install solar panels to power that car, or plug into renewable energy.
Often, utilities have those options but people are not yet aware of it. Info is available on-line.
The real "fakers" that I see are the businesses/products that greenwash-lie to us about how "natural"
and eco friendly their products are, when they're not.
johnson/johnson come to mind. Their eco-friendly cleaners (yeah right) are still housed in oil based
plastics, their packaging on most of their products is excessive, and they use way too many chemicals
in general. Greenwashing-another name for bullsh*t.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:50 AM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:58 AM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:03 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:13 PM
if an older car is getting 11 mpg compared to newer at 20 or even 30mpg, that's less oil/gas emissions.
Cars are recycled, metals/glass melted down, tires recycled, etc. So it's actually better for the environment
in the long run.
Sure, more materials are used, but many are built with materials from those old cars, dressed up a new suit.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:53 PM
bp selling us their lies and saying that the gulf coast is clean and we should all visit and eat the shrimp.
Or the big oil companies pushing natural gas as the end all, be all, and "oh, it's so safe and eco-friendly."
Gimme a break.
And how can we forget those subtle (they don't say it but they mean)-drill, baby drill. Blah Blah Blah.
Lawn companies selling "green" while they spray chemicals all over the lawn, putting pets and kids in danger.
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