Earth Day! Have Joy, Have Fun, Have An SUV In The Sun

Posted on April 22, 2015 by - Also by this author

Happy Earth Day!

American consumers are trending toward a vehicle buying pattern we know about all too well in the chauffeured transportation industry. They're trading out of green vehicles and up to SUVs and more conventional cars. Daily Caller article here

That should be good news on this Earth Day, which has become a politically correct day to pose about all things environmental and then hector everyone about how to save the planet. From, what?

Any limousine operator knows how much people crave comfortable vehicles with long wheelbases, legroom and luxury amenities. It speaks to something very raw and primal in human nature; whether behind the wheel or in the backseat, we want our vehicular experiences to be pleasurable! Nothing to be self-conscious about.

Even more good news on this 45th anniversary of Earth Day: Technological advances in energy exploration have yielded abundant oil and natural gas reserves, while the blessed art of fracking has boosted the ability to tap all that SUV energy with more economies of scale and far fewer environmental disruptions. Technology also makes engines run cleaner and leaner. We've got plenty of cheap gas for decades to come. It's so much, it might even drive the Saudi royals back to nomadic wandering. So, relax, and have a drink, but don't drive. Reserve a chauffeured SUV.

As for the climate, well, times sure are a changin', thanks to seasons and weather cycles. California had a horrible drought in the mid 1970s; and we have another one now. The East Coast got dumped with a snowed-out winter in 1977; and had another one these past few months. In between, the climate was wet and dry, frigid and scorching, and everything in between. Oh, my dear climate changelings, how we had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun!

So, on this Earth Day, visit a dealership and get yourself a big, black beautiful vehicle. And then drive it all over gracious God's great green Earth, still in orbit and still very hospitable for humans on the move.

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