My mind, my heart wrapped up into the upcoming primaries, my usual concerns about the planet have subsided. I’ve got only so much room in my brain. I, who usually hardly watch any TV, have CNN on, round the clock, to make sure I will not miss a speech, or a change in the poll results. Today, was the LA Rally with Oprah, Caroline, and Maria. Twice, I had to replay their speeches on YouTube, so excited I was to hear them deliver all the right words to get our man elected.
Meanwhile I am getting a dose of Not So Green Exposure.
Ad break. Following Hillary, is a Chevron ad, washing over me with all its ‘green-ness’. They are an oil company, that they can’t deny, but look at all they are doing for the planet. Wind, solar, renewable, energy, they’ve got all the right words, and I am almost convinced.
Switch to more news. Southern China is in its fourth week of freakish weather. The weather about to take a turn for the worse. China’s big chill. Hundred thousands of people . Train passengers stranded. Police trying to keep the crowds in check.
More ads. Lincoln the hightest ranked premium car of 2008. Then it’s major greenwash again with Clean coal, from America’s Power.org.
Followed by the UPS store, and a fat guy shrinking fast thanks to Nutrisystem.
Back to Politico, and another debate, this time with the GOP candidates. Surprise, surprise, one of the interviewers brings up global warming. John McCain does a brilliant expose of Pascal’s Wager. ‘Suppose there no such thing as climate change, and we proceed with an aggressive environmental plan, at worst, we leave our children a cleaner world. Suppose we do nothing, what kind of a world would we give our children? . . .’ (I am paraphrasing, for the exact words, you will need to go to the New York Times tomorrow).