Wednesday, October 17, 2007

15 year old video, Al Gore, Environment and the Spiritual Crisis

Found on Grist, Al Gore and the environment, 15 years ago.

And amen on the elimination of the internal combustion engine. I would temper that to say eliminate the internal combustion engine from 90% of driveways. The range offered by a vehicle powered on gasoline or diesel, at least for now, far exceeds that offered by electric offerings, and the reality is that people do occassionally need to travel farther than 100 miles in a day to places that aren't near transportation junctions like railway or bus stations, or airports. Having ICE available for rental for such purposes, unless someone can figure out how to cost effectively build an electric with a 300- to 400-mile per charge range, and the ability to quick charge in 10 minutes.