(Didn’t I warn people that the disconnect between Gore’s preachings and Gore’s sense of entitlement might blow up? Now environmentalists who live nothing like Gore are defending his energy gluttony with the same craven language that Communist sympathizers used 40 years ago to justify the palaces of the nomenklatura.)
Anyway, back to Treehugger, a site about “mak(ing) sustainability mainstream”…
…is it possible that George Bush is a secret Green? Evidently his Crawford Winter White House has 25,000 gallons of rainwater storage, gray water collection from sinks and showers for irrigation, passive solar, geothermal heating and cooling.
And you will find the comments a riot of invective coming from both sides. Like this one here:
Oh come on PEOPLE!!! What, do you think GWB chose the stone, geothermal system, rainwater harvesting system, and insisted on the southern orientation of the main windows? PUHLEASE!!! He happened to have a halfway enlightened architect who designed a house that pleased him aesthetically and happened to also have these features as a side note. This is what celebs and people of stature do: hire those who can make them look good in one way or another.
GWB doesn’t have a friggin clue, other than he can tell his friends how green ONE of his homes is.
Followed by this one:
Why does he need a clue? He hired someone who did. That counts too.
All I can say is, bring on more news like this! (Or like this!)
The left-right blogosphere divide is so 2006. I want everyone who believes all that is good resides on their side and all that is evil and dishonest on the other to experience sudden and repeated attacks of vertigo that call their worldview into question. Today’s as good a day to start as any.
Environmentalists shouldn’t worry about any of this. It’s a sign, maybe, that more people are taking environmentalism and global warming seriously. Americans are not ideologues by nature. They are questioners. The embrace of environmental consciousness will mean many smart people of good faith will come to different conclusions as to what constitutes sustainability or good policy. It won’t be dictated from above.