Friday, April 24, 2009

Fuel Of It

President Obama said the Environmental Protection Agency determined that carbon dioxide and other tailpipe emissions are harmful to the health and well-being of our people. So there's no question that we have to regulate carbon pollution in some way; the only question is how we do it.

Here's a thought, don't fly in and out of Iowa for Earth Day!

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

A CBS White House correspondent calculated the round trip on Air Force One and four trips on Marine One used at least 9,116 gallons of fuel.

For the believers, like Obama, jet engines burn fossil fuels and produce emissions that add to global warming. And they are spewed at higher altitudes, which increases the heat-trapping properties of the pollution, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


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