We Need Not Choke on Coal

March 17, 2011

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What will it take to inject rational thought into US politics and policy? I’m prone to say it can’t be done, but if it could we might actually move to alternatives instead of suffocating the planet with coal and oil.  Some visionaries are actually working on it.  I would not include most politicians in that category, but there may be a few. 

One set of practical visionaries works for Columbia Power Technologies, Inc., an Oregon-based wave energy company. CPT  successfully deployed a prototype of their flagship offshore technology named SeaRay in Puget Sound, Washington, moving it towards commercial availability.

If we can turn the tide (no pun intended) against the Palinization and Beckification of the USA and come up with remedies for Hannititis and Bachmannia there may be hope. Otherwise we’ll may go from over-easy to hard-boiled within 75 years.  How you gonna ‘splain that to your children –or are planning to abandon ship in a coffin-pod before you have to fess up?

If you do stick around you can always

pull up a chair
and watch the Greenland glacier melt
but put it on pontoons
or wear a speedo, ’cause
the glacier is becoming svelte
and oceans will be rising soon.

Jim Culleny; May 2006

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