Saturday, March 03, 2007
Traditional Environmentalist Naysayers Are Lost
Traditional environmentalists opposed the Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn in 1997 because it had nuclear material on board. Cassini arrived at Saturn in 2004 and is now providing historic images of the ringed planet. Mainstream environmentalists opposed the replacement of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge south of Washington, DC because they said it would create more car traffic. The first span is finished and when the second span and the accompanying interchanges are completed, the traffic flow will be smoother and faster.
Environmentalists are opposing wind projects all over the country (local groups, the national groups finally stepped up) believing their views will be ruined and some birds might die. Environmentalists want to close all the coal and nuclear power plants even though wind and solar cannot replace this capacity. Environmentalists are partisan Democrats and prefer to throw stones for decades under Republican administrations instead of working out practical solutions. The environmental movement is also more segregated than Sunday mornings in America. Do you see a pattern here? This is why AAEA decided to make up its own mind long ago.