I am listening to Rick Santorum, GOP candidate, talk about energy conservation. He is trying to make the argument that there is a direct correlation between energy consumption and a societies standard of living. He says that we do not need to worry about energy conservation and that global warming is a hoax. He implies that energy consumption is good, since this correlates to economic progress.
Seriously? Do people really believe this drivel?
Santorum is misguided and fails to grasp the global significance and importance of becoming a leader in energy conservation and alternative energy. This is a rapidly emerging market that we will fail to have a major part of if we don’t actively engage and take some ownership in. If we don’t create and own this market, you can sure bet the Chinese will with their current billion dollar investments in alternative energy.
Santorum’s argument that there is a correlation between economic progress and energy consumption, was how things were early in our countries history as our economy evolved from agrarian to industrial. US consumption of energy per capita was high during the smoke stack days of the industrial revolution.
We’ve evolved out of this economic era, although it is abundantly clear Rick Santorum’s thinking hasn’t.