If Bush were not in the pocket of the fossil fuel barons, America would achieve its energy goals within a few years through just a few simple conservation efforts and sufficient investment in alternative energy development. Instead, the nation is doomed to remain the global glutton, a locust swarm unleashed on Earth's dwindling resources.
Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist who teaches at Oxford University. He is famous for advancing the concept of the"selfish gene" but also for arguing against religion and for a humanistic ethics. This is the second of 2 lectures, the first was entitled: "The Science of Religion" (also posted). Rec. Nov. 20, 2003 at Harvard U, Cambridge MA.
Never has there been a more critical vote in US history than the Bush-Cheney energy plan. While the Iraq war has been devastating, the worst effects may subside within a decade. If Bush gets his way and the nation accelerates its nuclear energy program, the potential disastrous effects even one "moderate" "mishap" could inflict could be with up - and our great-great grandchildren -- for centuries to come.
PART 3 of "CLEAR LIES: The Dirty, Deadly Truth about the Clear Skies Initiative and the Catastrophic Bush-Cheney Energy Plan". Bush's alternative to the Clean Air Act calls for a "freemarket solution." Which, translated, means NO SOLUTION. It will, in fact, set the nation on course for disaster.
Part 3 of "CLEAR LIES: The Dirty Deadly Truth about Bush's Clear Skies Initiative and the Catastrophic Bush-Cheney Energy Plan". Part 3 details how Bush is using junk science purveyed by "experts" on the corporate take to justify the unjustifiable and how he is stripping the US government of its most competent scientists and replacing them with corporate hacks and rightwingut zealots.