Paging Mr. Little, Mr. Chicken Little.
I say, do nothing to cars and trucks. In the next 20 years, Americans will be slowly phasing out gas engines for cleaner burning vehicles. Is it because of the environment? No, it is because of the pocket book. Like most innovations in life, things are really expensive in the beginning and the price slowly comes down. Take the ball point pen. At first, they were hundreds of dollars each, now a dozen for a buck. Same with the alternative fuel engines, once they are affordable to the masses, they will be the norm, especially in larger cities like LA & NY.
Still, if every car in America switched to electric, hydrogen or something other than gas, we still would only bring it down 6%...if that. Other countries, such as China, are growing and nobody is on their ass to cut emissions, so that will most likely negate any gains made here.
I am for alternative fuel cars. The sooner the better. It has nothing to do with Global Warming. I does have to do with our dependency on foreign oil. I blame every President from Carter, which was too big of a wimp to do it, to Bush 2.0, although, he is at least talking about it.
More evidence that Al Gore is an idiot, where are the hurricanes??? The big monster storms that was gonna wipe out 3/4's of the eastern seaboard, where are they? In the past, they have only counted and named the ones that hit land. Without satellites, they could not see the ones that formed and petered out without hitting land. The storms are not getting more intense or more frequent. They are following a pattern. A pattern that we are learning. I think, in the future, we will see this pattern more clearly and then we will know, without a doubt, that Al Gore is indeed an idiot, even if he did invent the Internet. Katrina was supposed to be evidence that this was happening, but it was a Cat 3 when it hit land. Florida & Texas have seen worse. The only difference is, Katrina hit a city full of "victims" and got a lot of press. Don't even get me started on New Orleans.
Bottom line. We have been duped. Scientist found a bald spot, that is only there in the summer, on the ozone layer. They ask for money to track it. I am guessing that as long as the government pays them to track the "problem", there will be a problem. I say, let the military track it. They have nothing to lose or gain by the results. If they track it and get a negative result, then we can conclude that there is not a problem. Scientist today are guessing. Remember the late 70's and "Global Cooling"? We were heading for the next ice age. Guess they were wrong. We have not been tracking the earths climate patterns long enough to conclude that my '97 Chevy is effecting the global climate. Check back in a couple a hundred years, we might have an idea by then.