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ABC: The French “model”

As part of the MSM’s Earth Day propaganda campaign, ABC’s Chris Cuomo lectured from Paris how the United States could be greener if it followed France’s example:


“Here I am in front of the famous Arc de Triumphe. And you’re looking at a major environmental situation, the greenhouse gases caused by automobiles. But you’re also looking at a solution here in Europe, smaller vehicles, more energy efficient. Many which use diesel fuel which is more efficient. And the price of gas here is $6 a gallon to discourage guzzling. A lot of big ideas and innovations coming out of Europe. . . . They’re going to reduce emissions 30 percent by the year 2020! They also had a Europe-wide lights out day. Here in the city of lights, that meant the Eiffel Tower went dim for five minutes. In that one day, France reduced its energy use by 1 percent, which is amazing! Another important note here in France, now they’re getting 80 percent of their energy for everything from nuclear power. Of course, that means no greenhouse emissions! Europe does have a lot of significant issues it has to deal with, like the United States. But they’re much more innovative here in terms of figuring out what to do.”


Golly gee! But, according to the International Energy Agency, France’s CO2 emissions are up 7 percent since 1990 (according to the Energy Information Agency, they’re up 10 percent), not minus-7 as mandated by Kyoto.


Back to you, Chris. . . .


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