How utterly stupid does Germany's Angela Merkel look riding around in an idiotic electric car? 'Cause I'm at a loss for words to describe it....
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel rides in an electric car on her way to a family photo during the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009. Leaders of the Group of Eight major industrial nations and the main developing economies are meeting in the central Italian city of L'Aquila until Friday to discuss issues ranging from global economic stimulus to climate change and oil prices
What these cretins don't understand(scary version--they do understand but, are doing it to us anyway) is that even if you think CO2 is a pollutant, which it isn't, but even if you did, for every low-skill, low-paying "green job" you create by limiting the production of traditional energy, you destroy 2.2 high-skill, high-paying jobs. Spain tried to create green jobs by government mandate, just like Obama will do in the U.S., and Spain's unemployment rate climbed to 18%. Every one of those lost jobs can be traced directly back to the government mandates to limit CO2, or as we smart people refer to it....plant food.
Moreover, let's say that Obama manages to limit the CO2 production of petroleum-feul cars by forcing everybody to drive idiotic electric cars, the resulting increased demand will create more CO2-associated electricity production, so the net CO2 levels will be 0. That's not to mention the strip-mining that's required to mine the Lithium for the batteries.
See? Obama's mandate for CO2 reduction is an exercise in abject stupidity and the American people are falling for it.