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Thursday, January 15, 2009

It’s Not Cold Enough for Obama

Why does he hate the environment so much?
IFL: Inauguration Will Produce 575 MILLION Pounds of CO2!
That’s the Institute for Liberty. Some examples of enviro-unfriendliness at Barack Obama’s inauguration:
  • Celebrities, politicians, and bigwigs using 600 private jets will produce 25,320,000 POUNDS of CO2
  • Personal vehicles could account for 262,483,200 POUNDS of CO2
  • In the parade, horses alone will produce more than 400 POUNDS of CO2
  • The total carbon footprint for the Inauguration will likely exceed 575 million POUNDS of CO2
  • It would take the average U.S. household 57,598 years to produce a carbon footprint equal to that of the new president’s housewarming party
They have a longer report on pdf – click here for that. Interesting.

The IFL admits that their estimates aren’t scientific. Heck, they could be completely wrong for all I know. I post it mostly for the entertainment value. Oh, but I do concur entirely with this:
The IFL is quick to note that it’s not criticizing the travel or commerce involved — those can be good things that keep America moving and prosperous.
Barack Obama – good for the economy!