US not doing its part on renewable energy - Google chairman
Schmidt hit on the difference in attitudes between nations that are closer to the implications of global warming and many in the US who don’t see the urgency.Tom Nelson: google_guys
“Europeans as a group understand the engines of global warming because they are physically closer to the resulting changes.
“We are seeing the rate of extinction of wildlife accelerate, the sea levels are rising and in 50 years the world will be a different place. We share a responsibility to do what we can.
“And the US isn’t doing its part.”
He said he lamented the fact that US President Barack Obama’s carbon trading scheme bill didn’t pass.
Schmidt, who is a member of the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), has in the past proposed that the easiest way to solve all of the problems of the US at once was through a stimulus programme that rewards renewable energy and over time replaces fossil fuels with renewable energy.
how this PR-fluff squares with the so-called “Google party jet” — Page and Brin’s gargantuan personal Boeing 767, which burns about 1,550 gallons/hour — is any one’s guess.