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Cars, Carbon and Climate

A letter from Yettekov Wilson
A response from the Publisher




Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 10:49:16 -0400
From: Yettekov.Wilson@fms.treas.gov
To: publisher@naturalscience.com
Subject: Durangos and Americans


Durango Owner Bites Back

I see this as another country bashing the US (naturalSCIENCE Comment: Cars, carbon and climate) because we have more choices than anyone else. Yes, we love our trucks. Yes we will fill them with the fuel we must use and we don't gripe about it. Even though gas prices are going up here we will still pay to use our vehicles. I myself drive a Durango and love the vehicle. The reason so many Americans like big vehicles is because we don't want to die an early death driving around those foil coffins that europeans seem to love so much. The bigger the better for me. And yes, when the petrolium runs out which it will, we will then be using alternative fuels for our big vehicles. It's a win win situation anyway you look at it. Oh, and as for global warming, you need to look at the enviromental history of this planet. Ever wonder why the ice age ended? Ever wonder what the planet was like before the ice age?

Yettekov Wilson, Washington, DC
Yettekov.Wilson@fms.treas.gov

A response from the Publisher

Yeah, we always like to bash the Americans, for example see our most recent editorials: America's Energy Future and After Kyoto: A Realistic Approach to Climate Management. But we do acknowledge that there can be something life enhancing about driving a large vehicle. In fact, our prediction is that after the MPV and the SUV, the next great American automotive enthusiams will be the PAV, or personal armored vehicle, weighing in at three or four tons and guaranteed to crush anything smaller than a Durango in any kind of impact. As for alternative fuels, why not just go nuclear: no emissions, no fuel stops.

Alfred Burdett




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