There were two articles in today’s SF Chron that piqued my interest.
The first was about the way in which San Francisco is trying to turn itself in America’s electric car city. I appreciate that this will make the City quieter and better smelling. However, to the extent it’s supposed to help aid America in its oil dependence I was left with one question that I can’t answer (but maybe you can): What makes the electricity that these cars will use? I don’t believe either water or wind power provide the City’s electricity needs. Do any of you know?
The second was the Catch-22 that the worship of “all things natural” creates: People who have lawns are castigated for harming nature by wasting water (since we’re in one of our cyclical droughts, although the greenies will swear up and down that it’s global warming), while people who put in pretty artificial turf are being castigated for abandoning nature’s bounty. Mother Nature used to be a harsh enough task master on her own. Things are infinitely worse, though, with the greenies constantly trying to second guess her every desire.