Thursday, April 07, 2005

do what I think, not what I say

More facts on the source of the Geo-Greens fevered imaginations -

- via FTD, Blowing Smoke On Gas Savings:
Mr. Boot and Mr. Zakaria clearly lifted this 500 mpg line from the same source. Mr. Boot says it came from "Set America Free, a group set up by R. James Woolsey, Frank Gaffney and other national security hawks." This group was "organized by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)."
The bad science begins by treating electricity and ethanol as if they were energy sources producible without any energy use. To arrive at a figure like 500 mpg, just fill your tank with a mix of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline -- but then count only that 15 percent against "miles per gallon."

Alan Reynolds hates fantasy, bully for him. Not sure what he thinks about science fiction. As for reality, I would say he has a good grasp.


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