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Soaring Oil Prices and the Energy Bill

August 29, 2005

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Guest: Dr. Dan Lashof, Science Director, Natural Resources Defense Council

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  • Gus Gasguzzler September 6, 2005 9:53 am

    When I pump gas the price per gallon spins faster than the gallons pumped (Sorta cool)

  • Robt September 3, 2005 4:29 am

    Bush statement that Saudi’s agree to pump more oil to help. I swear GW had mentioned something about lack of refineries was the problem..????

  • Robt September 3, 2005 4:23 am

    I don’t know about anyone else but, I do believe The President being reduced to having to get on TV and explain his energy policy as in depth as he did,— ” if you don’t need gas don’t buy gas”.—– Well that is shameful that Americans aren’t educated enough to understand the presidents Policy on energy that he has to describe every detail as he did, diverting his attention and taking time away from important stuff. He just shouldn’t have to explain all them details as he did. He could of simplified it to “buy gas when needed ” And it isn’t complicated as the full length policy is for us all.

  • Sean September 2, 2005 11:31 pm

    Bush turns his back on science, and Americans pay!
    Turning your back on science has consequences. Bush is clearly not a fan of science. He doesn’t even seem to understand the “Scientific Method”, evidenced by his recent idea of dictating a “theory” straight into the curriculum into our education system.
    The science involved in keeping New Orleans from getting flooded obviously fell on the president’s def ears. So much so that he did not understand, or he did not care, about the funding required to support the systems used to protect that region. Maybe he thought a higher power should be responsible for doing what others wanted to achieve with science?
    I think he hates science. I think he sees it as an evil alternative to faith. He seems confused by the idea that a person can have strong faith, and be a scientist. I worry about his plans for Americas lead in science. Already we are falling behind other countries in breaking scientific research into human health. He seems to doubt Americans ability to use science to solve some of the more pressing issues of our day. He either ignores or discourages scientific progress in New Energy.
    His energy bill shows the extent of his disdain for American science. What is the plan in the bill for scientific progress toward New Energy? Mostly it has to do with using more oil. Does our president understand the strength science has provided our great country with?
    You see introducing “new” theories into science is not how science works. In philosophy class you can throw out any topic for discussion for discussions sake. Science doesn’t work that way. The Scientific Method mandates the rules for science. It is that simple. If we want another subject at school called Neoscience, than they can make their own rules. Is the Scientific Method the only way of figuring stuff out? No. Engineers for example follow who knows how many different methods. Heck people even read tea leaves.
    Science is like any other field, it takes funding and people to make it go. If you want to do more with science, like lead the world in New Energy or solve the mysteries of DNA, then you need a respect of the discipline. You need to prioritize these initiatives within your budget. You need to appoint credible people to posts. Agencies like the EPA, which rely on science, would not have the top person resigning under an administration that embraces and believes in American scientific leadership. Do you think Bush embraces the greatness of American science?
    You tell me.

  • Bob August 30, 2005 7:38 pm

    Read “The End of Oil” by Paul Roberts if you haven’t already. It lays out the whole troublesome situation we find ourselves in regarding energy.