Hold Your Breath!
Forget the Age of Reason. We've entered a new era, the Age of Insanity, where pseudo-science trumps the real thing and common sense is no longer common.
And for those who live in Kansas or eastern Colorado, the day may come when you are freezing to death in the dark because a liberal Kansas governor and her enviro-activist friend on the state's Department of Health and Environment managed to block the application for a new coal-fired power plant based on the fact that it will emit carbon dioxide!
Newsflash to the scientifically impaired Kathleen Sebelius and her protege, Roderick Bremby: Almost all power generation involves the discharge of carbon dioxide, a naturally occurring compound used by plants in photosynthesis. Even the small mobile power plants known as human beings inhale air, extract the oxygen, and exhale air laden with carbon dioxide.
This is the first time in history that a power plant application has been turned down because it will emit a clean natural product that will be useful for flora. The decision has drawn cheers from the "humans are evil, all the time" crowd.
"Now the Sebelius administration rockets to the forefront of the states [working] to solve the global warming crisis," said Bruce Nilles, a Sierra Club lawyer.
Like many governors, Sebelius has been promoting the expanded use of renewable energy, especially wind. In her state of the state address this year, she said: "The question of where we get our energy is . . . no longer just an economic issue, nor solely an issue of national security. Quite simply, we have a moral obligation to be good stewards of this state."
A Sunflower Electric spokesman, Steve Miller, said the decision will be appealed.
Miller said that Sebelius had pledged not to oppose the plants but that her position was clear after her "moral steward" remark. "That implies that we're not moral stewards of the land, which we don't appreciate one bit," he said.Today's new coal-fired generators are light years ahead of the old equipment that used to clog the air with impurities. But it doesn't make much difference if the liberal-enviro-leftists keep changing the definition of what is and is not pollution.
A thought: will the day come when all breathing humans will be taxed because of the carbon dioxide we exhale? No doubt someone is already working on it.