The Left

Electric cars aren't as green as they claim to be

  • 20 June 2018
  • NormanL

We are constantly told by those who believe humanity is responsible for the planet's ultimate doom that disaster can be avoided if we only give up those horrid fossil fuels and adopt "clean" alternatives. One of those alternatives is electric cars. We happen to think some electric cars look pretty neat -- Teslas are elegant pieces of design. But do these electric vehicles actually do anything to reduce pollution or greenhouse gas emissions?

Giving up carbon for Lent

  • 6 March 2018
  • NormanL
The ultimate tempter

We are in the midst of Lent, the time when Christians recall the 40 days Christ spent in the wilderness and overcame the Devil's temptations. Many people make vows to abstain from certain pleasures or luxuries during this time -- a symbolic way to overcome their own temptations. For a few, there is no greater temptation than carbon, which they have decided to abstain from using (but not too much) during the Lenten season.