Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Electric Cars are Just Plain Stupid

So say I and so says famed environmentalist and OLS hero, Bjorn Lomborg.  In a recent USA Today article, Lomborg explains how electric cars actually cause more damage to the environment and to humans that do standard gasoline automobiles.  Actually, this is not new info to those of us who follow the enviros and their anti-capitalist, anti-freedom agenda.  But Lomborg is a big hitter, and when he comes forth on a topic as he does here, it's absolutely worth paying attention.  Here's the opening two paragraphs from this must-read article:

It is time to stop our green worship of the electric car. It costs us a fortune, cuts little CO2 and surprisingly kills almost twice the number of people compared with regular gasoline cars.
Electric cars' global-warming benefits are small. It isadvertised as a zero-emissions car, but in reality it only shifts emissions to electricity production, with most coming from fossil fuels. As green venture capitalist Vinod Khosla likes to point out, "Electric cars are coal-powered cars."

[ht: Carpe Diem]