Longing for the days of Rick Casey?

I wouldn’t be surprised if longtime San Antonians were doing just that today after reading the latest ramblings from O. Ricardo Pimentel:

Summer in Milwaukee, however, is a tad different than the rotisserie we call San Antonio in summer. It turns out, though, I was actually doing myself a favor. For a time, before I got the a/c fixed last week, I got a glimpse of Texas after climate change….

Yeah, I know. San Antonio’s heat has long been infamous. And perhaps it’s natural for a gas and oil state like Texas not to warm up to the idea. But I’m certain that midcentury or so, if we don’t start taking necessary steps, we’ll be looking back and saying, “Remember that long, cold summer of 2011? Did we really elect all those deniers? We should have listened to Ricardo’s car.”

Special. I wonder what Ricardo’s car would say to this? Or this? Or this? Especially that last thing. I wonder why the Kyoto Protocol didn’t require China to cut its emissions? Probably because China strong armed its way out because the country’s PTB figured that the KP as implemented was going to strangle the Chinese economy, that’s why. So who could blame them? No matter the science or history, I really like being able to afford to pay my electric bill, put gas in my truck and keep food in my refrigerator. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

And wind energy? Even 20 years from now the U.S. Department of Energy was saying that wind could only supply 20 percent of the United States’ energy needs. Why is there lack of political will in the Texas Legislature or anywhere else to reduce greenhouse gases and develop means of alternative energy? Oh, I don’t know.

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3 Responses to “Longing for the days of Rick Casey?”

  1. Sabra Morse Onstott Says:

    This is what happens when you hire columnists on the basis of the ethnicity of their last names (which the paper has admitted to doing in the past) rather than any skill on their part. I’ll never miss Rick Casey, but this dweeb certainly makes me long for the halcyon days of Carlos Guerra.

  2. mick Says:

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/06/is_weather_becoming_more_extre.html

    We have no impact on the weather because it’s the sun’s fault, because China does what it wants, because clean energy is expensive, and because it would take us a while to rebuild our energy infrastructure? I think it was a good call to file this one under politics.

  3. Dave Says:

    This new guy is no better than the lady he replaced. What an idiot.

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