I may not be convinced that global warming is purely a result of human factors, but I am totally convinced that we have to radically reduce our carbon output. I also think it is long past time for us to stop relying on petrochemicals for energy.
Apparently, though, at least some of our friends in the Middle East still think it is acceptable to waste resources like they are infinite. One fellow needed an oil change for his Lamborghini- already one of the most energy wasteful vehicles on the planet, but I’m forgiving of that. But instead of taking it to a local shop or bringing specialists to the car, he loaded it up for a round trip flight to London by air. Over $40,000 in shipping costs, plus a $7,000 cost for the oil change itself. But screw the money- that is his to burn as he sees fit. What is really sad is the incredible damage to the environment caused by dumping hundreds of needless kilograms of carbon to baby a car.
If there were such a thing as Karma, the Sheik would start up his Lambo after it’s trip, and it would explode in a blast of leaking gasoline and oil resulting from shipping vibrations. Scratch that- I don’t wish any harm on the billionaire, but I do wish he’d wake up and join the human race.
Frankly, if he wanted to do some good he’d hire those expert techs who changed his oil, pay them outrageous salaries to move to a shop down the road from his palace, and then all of his billionaire friends in the neighborhood could benefit from his world-saving expenditures. Sure, they’d all still be driving carbon belching super cars, but at least they wouldn’t compound the disgusting waste and damage to the environment by flying their machines thousands of miles for service.