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REALITY CHECK for environmentalists: Until we achieve clean, renewable energy breakthroughs, the U.S. economy still runs on oil... so EAT YOUR CAR!

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(NaturalNews) Environmentalists are pulling their hair out over the Trump election victory, horrified that Trump is going to unleash more fracking, more pipelines and more oil exploration that will inevitably result in environmental damage.

I'm an environmental scientist, by the way. In my private laboratory CWC Labs, I ran the EPA Watch program that tested hundreds of water samples from municipal water supplies all across America, discovering that 6.7% of them were contaminated with toxic heavy metals. Obama didn't bat an eye. The EPA never called me to ask for the data. The Washington Post never covered it, and the leftist media didn't care one bit.

So let's reject the ridiculous notion that the leftist political establishment cares about the environment. They don't. The political left is pro-GMO, which pollutes the world with genetic pollution. They're pro pharma, which pollutes the world with pharmaceutical manufacturing runoff chemicals. They're pro mercury (in vaccines and dental fillings), which pollutes the world with a toxic heavy metals. Heck, Hillary Clinton was Monsanto's attorney! She's a pro-mercury, pro-GMO, pro-Big Pharma industry hack!

Don't think for a minute that Obama, or Clinton, or anybody from the establishment left gives a damn about the environment, because they don't. Sure, they roll out bogus investments in green energy schemes from time to time, but all those turn out to be nothing more than corrupt leftists handing out free government money to their crony friends who kick back a percentage to democrat re-election campaigns.

Even so-called "climate change" has been nothing but a massive moneymaking scam to pad the pockets of lunatic leftists like Al Gore. How does paying money to Al Gore protect the environment? It doesn't. It's all a scam. There's no science behind it whatsoever, and the real satellite temperature data show a strong COOLING trend over the last eight months, by the way.

Sadly the U.S. economy still runs on oil

I don't like it any more than you do, but the U.S. economy still runs on oil, and if you were really opposed to oil, you'd stop driving a gas guzzling vehicle, wouldn't you?

For my part, I'm right now in the process of doing exactly that. I'm replacing a ranch vehicle with an all-electric vehicle that will be charged by solar.

If that goes well, I'm looking at Tesla's upcoming all-electric pickup truck as an option in the next 2-3 years. I'd rather drive an all-electric vehicle charged by solar than keep pumping gas into a combustion engine.

But until that transition accelerates, the U.S. economy still runs largely on oil. The big rigs that haul commercial goods down the highway, by the way, are diesel fuel guzzlers. Mercedes has introduced an "Urban eTruck" that's all electric, as you can see in the video below, but its range is obviously extremely limited once you attach a trailer to it.

Simply stated, electric vehicle technology hasn't advanced enough for America to make the switch from oil to electric. This realization is especially true across commercial trucks, commercial airplanes (which mostly run on jet fuel), trains, construction equipment and of course farm equipment. I own John Deere tractors. They run on diesel for the simple reason that only petroleum has the energy density necessary to power a tractor.

Like you, I would love to live in a world where tractors are electric, dirt loaders are electric and the big rigs rolling down the highway are electric -- all recharged by clean solar or wind energy. But that's not the reality in which we live, and if there's one huge problem with people on the left, it's that they tend to be completely delusional, living in their make believe worlds that don't actually exist.

In the real world, we are still dependent on oil and coal. And since that's the real world, we'd better get energy independent as quickly as possible so that our economy can't be held hostage by foreign nations like Saudi Arabia, which murders gays and donates millions to democrats.

The road to clean energy

If I were advising President Trump on energy issues, I would urge him to do these two things:

#1) INVEST in a national science effort to revolutionize battery storage (energy density) technology. This is the key sticking point for electric vehicles of all kinds. We need to achieve, at minimum, an order of magnitude improvement in battery energy density to make all-electric commercial vehicles feasible.

#2) ACHIEVE energy independence across fossil fuels so that foreign nations cannot threaten America's energy infrastructure.

This means we have to drill in the short term. We have to build pipelines for now. We have to burn "clean" coal. But if we're smart, we'll be working to make all that obsolete in the long run. The long-term goal must be CLEAN energy from renewable sources, obviously. Yet we can't rely on delusional thinking to get there. We have to follow the laws of physics and develop the technology to make fossil fuels obsolete.

If you really want to save the planet, stop eating food from over 250 miles away

A final note to all those who say they want to save the planet: If you're serious about it, stop eating food shipped in from anywhere that's more than 250 miles away.

"Food miles" describes the number of miles your food has traveled to get to your plate. Every food mile has an ecological footprint associated with it, and most self-proclaimed "environmentalists" are snarfing down food from thousands of miles away, contradicting their very philosophy of reducing carbon emissions.

If you're living in Chicago and eating fresh fruits or vegetables in January, you're polluting the planet! Fresh fruit doesn't grow in Chicago in January, obviously. It probably came to you from South America.

So don't wag your finger in Trump's face and say he's not doing enough to protect the planet when you're eating your entire body weight in CO2 emissions every week just from the road miles on the food you're consuming. If you're going to criticize others over fossil fuels, EAT YOUR CAR and stop using air conditioning or heating. Only then do you have the right to condemn others for their energy policies.

Or instead, you could join me in the real world where I use fossil fuels for the moment but work to transition to clean energy over the long run. My long term goal is to drop all fossil fuels and go all-electric with a large solar charging infrastructure. I already grow a portion of my own food locally, and I hope to vastly increase that in the coming years.

I have backyard chickens who turn weeds and bugs into nutritious eggs. And I have Nigerian Dwarf Goats that turn leaves into fertilizer. I promote rainwater collection and I developed the super popular Food Rising non-electric, non-circulating hydroponic grow system. I practice seed saving, low-water landscaping and permaculture. These are all steps in the right direction, but until humanity develops better energy storage technology, we can't go all electric on trucks, tractors, trains and planes. It's basic physics.

During this transition, I'm going to support America's energy independence, which means drilling, piping and burning fossil fuels... but my hope is to make it all obsolete over time. That's the practical, intelligent way to move forward and get us to clean, abundant energy in the end.

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