It really took them too long to figure this out.

It seems one of the bedwetters finally took the time to see past their nose and discover what skeptics have known and stated for several years now.  It turns out, electric cars, by virtue of being powered mostly by ‘fossil’ fuels, in some cases, emit as much CO2 if not more, than traditionally powered vehicles!

If I only had a brain.(If I only had a brain.)

I’m shocked!  I’m shocked that these pinheads finally figured out what we’ve been saying was true all along.  Now run along and go buy that $40,000 car.  And try to pretend your doing something for the environment.

Revkin’s epiphany here.

(Thanks to climatedepot.)

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47 Responses to It really took them too long to figure this out.

  1. Latitude says:

    Just for the hell of it….
    …I thought I’d make your day! LOL

  2. Latitude says:

    Willis just posted the stupidest thread on WUWT I’ve ever seen.
    He says that Republicans do not pick up hitch hikers.
    WELL, for one thing, what is that skinny freak with a guitar trolling for in the first place?
    We pick up hitch hikers down here all the time, it’s common, no one worries about it, and it’s the Republicans picking them up. It’s the democrats hitch hiking………..

    If I picked up some skinny ass freako white guy with a guitar, do you think I’m going to tell him I’m a Republican???

    • suyts says:

      I just posted my comment. …….. I love his articles and writing style, but yeh, he was a bit off there. But, he lives in Cali and those pinheads think Arnold Schwarzenegger is a conservative. I think its something in the water there that makes them go full stupid from time to time.

      • Latitude says:

        Well for God’s sake, he doesn’t even acknowledge where he was….
        ..would anyone expect to run into a republican in Sonoma County! that’s Obama country
        And even if he did, no republican would admit to any skinny white freako hitch hiker that they are a republican…
        ….think about it

        You brought up a good point too…..we are all armed down here too….that puts a stop to almost all the trouble

    • suyts says:

      The thing that really burnt my ass is the implication that only rich people would be Repubs and that the only way to get rich would be to screw some one over.

      If the loony left wouldn’t continually take, take, and take some more, people wouldn’t need so damned much. Me and mine don’t need anyone’s damned help, we need them to quit trying to help and leave us to our own. It’s just a feeling, but I think you and yours feel about the same way.

      I don’t now, nor do I think I ever will, have much accumulated wealth. I don’t begrudge people getting wealthy. But, I fully resent people taxing(impoverishing) us so they can pay their office people and pretend they’re helping my people. We don’t need help, we need them out of our way.

      Just think of how much they are taking away from us before the money comes back. They pay the social security people with our money, they pay the IRS with the money they take, they pay the unemployment people with the money raped from businesses, they take money to pay the food stamp programs, they take money to pay the myriad of social programs.

      And, after they’re done taking and taking, they look around and find poor people that need help. No shit!!! They blather about a weakening middle class, when they are the ones killing the middle class and any hope for people to become middle class. F’n assholes!

      • Latitude says:

        AMEN AMEN AMEN………

        damn, that was a good rant….and I’m 100% there with you

        I tried to nail Willis good on that same point…….only bartenders, waiters, etc hitch, and they are the 20%…..I hope it pissed him off real good, because I meant for it to do just that.

        If it wasn’t for those rich selfish bastards donating all that money to charity

      • suyts says:

        Its the ignorance and arrogance of people from Cali. They don’t understand what an aberration they are as opposed to being representative of anything other than being our lunatics from the left coast.

      • Latitude says:

        WELLLL….let’s don’t over look the big picture here

        Republicans don’t pick up hitch hikers in California because they are tried of being ragged on by some loser that doesn’t even have a car……………….

        • suyts says:

          lol, no doubt. I’ve had that happen to me. Gave some passer-through a ride….. evil repubs this Reagan that…. Now they get to bitch to the world about the evils of corporate America on their Windows PC or Mac…..

          I wonder, if the tax rate went back to 70%, would any of that have been possible?

      • Latitude says:

        Same here….I picked up one of the kitchen helpers that works for a friend of ours in Marathon. For the next hour I had to listen to Bush, Bush, Bush…….

        The next time I saw him, I was picking up (ok, need to clarify something. We have regular places where they wait for a ride) these two black guys that work down south. He came running up to the car “hey man, remember me?”……”unfortunately I do, shut the door”
        I’ve never given him another ride and never will…………

        Plus, I’d rather give black guys a ride anyway, they are a lot more fun. We talk about fishing, tourists, etc and have a ball. Skinny white guys have way too much baggage.

      • Latitude says:


        Anywho, seriously, we have a regular group of people that depend on hitching for all of their transportation down here. Plus, it’s a fun way to meet people and catch up on the coconut telegraph, and have company over all those bridges. It’s only scenic for the first year, after that it’s boring………..

  3. Bruce says:

    EV’s are also a wonderful economic experiment, which asks the question “when the essential rare metals used in batteries run out how high will their prices go?”

    At the moment enough lithium is produced around the world to build about 2 million Tesla’s per year. The US market for new cars alone is 5-8 million per year.

    • suyts says:

      They just don’t think. They scream that we’re raping the earth…… but their solutions entail raping the earth…… only at a hirer cost.

    • Mike Davis says:

      That is the main issue I have with all the so called “Green Cures” they are worse for the environment overall than what they think they are fixing. Instead of fixing anything they are making things worse. Lifetime energy used for energy produced is greater for all the “Solutions” than the current method. There is a better way and it will be found but not by regulating it into existence or by mandate. Creating litigation against imaginary problems only slows down possible solutions.
      Having said all that, Andy Revkin does not have a clue and never has.

  4. Mike Davis says:

    The creative writing style of an author on WUWT leaves me wondering about the validity of some claims.
    Of course everyone knows that only evil white Republican males cause the worlds problems.
    I learned early on that talking religion and talking politics are one and the same. The ones that belong to the religious reform movements are the ones that want to reform the lives of others. A lot of them are closet reformists because their current position is where the found easiest marks.

    • Latitude says:

      well he’s certainly got a burr up his butt…that’s for sure
      If someone posted anything like that about liberals or democrats, he would be screaming his head off…..
      and of course, I just did…………LOL

  5. Latitude says:

    (NY Post) — Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops — and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.

    “Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.

    “I had my Mac stolen — that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”

  6. Latitude says:

    and the hits just keep on coming……….

    • suyts says:

      I’m thinking about not writing about these protesters until they come up with more specifics in what they are protesting and specifics on proposed solutions. I’m waiting to see if they can resist the extreme left’s attempt at co-opting their movement. I think they started as extreme leftists who enlisted some gullible people with legitimate complaints about our government’s interaction with corporate America.

  7. Mike Davis says:

    I got a kick out of this one:
    She was a guest at the event they were protesting and she was defending the protesters!

  8. Tony Duncan says:

    James (ok I have finally converted )

    To address the article in your post, it makes avery important point. Just because a vehicle is electric does not mean it is not contributing to GHG emission. Mike’s point about resources needed to produce said vehicles is also quite valid.
    But the tone of your post implies that no one who is trying to lower emissions was aware of this. You do not even mention the main point which is that this is in China!
    Yet I have heard this message numerous times over the last few years from various environmental sources. All of who say that we need to increase electric production from renewable sources. The argument has always been that without switching cars over to electric there will never be a removal of GHG production from those vehicles, whereas part of making the transition means creating a vehicle that CAN use electricity and then switching electric generation to non GHG sources as possible. The article also very clearly states that Electric vehicles in the US use considerably less GHG than comparable gas vehicles. So in the West it DOES make a difference.
    I have not forgotten you, I have just been lurking 😉

    • suyts says:

      Well, its great to see you back! I was wondering where you’d gotten off to.

      A minor quibble….. yes, you’re right about the thrust of the article, but considering we’re discussing GHG emissions, a global perspective seems more appropo.

      Less GHG emissions in the west depending upon the source of electricity. Further, unless the sources include hydro and nuclear, then the reduction would only be in the rate of GHG emissions, not a decrease in GHG levels. And, that would only be if the developing nations adopt the west’s emission standards. The other renewable sources simply aren’t viable options for the present or near future.

      When you state, “ok I have finally converted…”…. am I to take that as that you have become a bit more skeptical of the science?

    • Latitude says:

      Hey there stranger!!

      …I hope you’re doing fine and everything is alright

  9. Me says:

    Yeah, kinda like your favorite poison, isn’t it? But then again that is just Me! You know where you befriend with your enemy because you kinda got to know them. Well then you know the rest of the reality that goes with that.

  10. Me says:

    And I know keep your friends close and your enemies even closer.

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