Friday, April 09, 2010

A Point For Those Worried About The Middle East

Iran, “which holds the world’s second-biggest oil and gas reserves and supplies about 4.5 percent of the world’s oil production,” uses its oil power “as a strategic asset.” One mechanism to control the flow of petrodollars to Iran — whose oil production is worth $120 billion a year at current prices — is for the United States to control its appetite for oil. ThinkProgress has found that a carbon cap that reduces global warming pollution by 80 percent by 2050 would mean Iran would lose approximately $1.8 trillion worth of oil revenues over the next forty years — over $100 million a day...
And don't think that Iran doesn't have lobbyists, my friend. They're in there right now (probably paid by Iran but obstensibly working for somone else) fighting Cap 'n' Trade.

What the hell, let's just give 'em the nukes directly - we'll all be underwater by 2050 and they can't hurt us anyway.


Publius said...
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Publius said...

Good. I agree the US needs to manage its power requirements better. Drill NOW, build nuke plants and get rid of this idiotic fantasy of wind power and solar and invest that wasted $$ in drilling for oil and gas and also build more nuke plants.
(sorry, spelled something wrong in previous post that made it hard to understand so I had to zap it)