Thursday, March 22, 2007
The NAACP and Global Warming
The NAACP has decided to remain 'old school' and America has decided to continue using coal to produce most of its electricity. Although there is nothing inherently wrong with these approaches, they will allow serious problems to get worse. In rejecting Bruce S. Gordon and his recommendations for new approaches, including wealth building, tutoring and pregnancy counseling, the NAACP is signaling that it intends to remain a 'petition the government to redress discrimination' organization. Gordon recently resigned as executive director of the NAACP. American electricity use also remains traditional in that it grows at a steady rate of about 2% per year.
AAEA promotes a combination of plug-in fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles, nuclear power, wind, solar and other alternatives as tools to reduce global warming and climate change. The NAACP has an Energy Committee that is composed of industry representatives. Nothing wrong with that. We just wish they would adopt and aggressively develop the AAEA model for mitigating climate change and global warming. Of course, the NAACP and the American public feel good doing business as usual. The question is, will they embrace innovation to address the pressing problems facing our country and the world. (Wash Post: "Hollywood's Climate Follies," "Rethinking the NAACP")