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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"What's old is new again"

That's an expressions I seem to be using a lot lately... and an idea reported on in today's National Post provided yet another chance to use it.

Here's my two cents on it... brilliant! Inventor Stephan Wrage has designed a new generation of "sail" for cargo ships, which have the potential to reduce a freighters fuel consumption by up to 20%... which, if equiped on all freighters in the world, would right off the bat reduce our global emissions by almost 1%... nearly 8,000,000 tonnes of CO2.

Now this is the sort of thing we ought to be pursuing in our efforts to reduce our emissions... a little common sense, and a willingness to try a new, or in this case, an old, idea.

Now, if we can just get people to stop buying those monster SUV's as a single person commuter vehicle...

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  • At Wed Jan 23, 12:28:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Interesting about what's old is new again - they say you can't go back, but I think we sure need to in some areas.

    OT, but with the news that cough medicine is bad for children - I said to my husband, we need to go back. When I was a kid, my mother would put honey/lemon/crushed baby aspirin on a teaspoon for us - it soothed our throats, stopped the coughing and was safe.

    Sandi

     
  • At Wed Jan 23, 04:11:00 PM EST, Blogger John M Reynolds said…

    Wouldn't that drag the bow down slowing its progress? Is this factored into the 20%?

     
  • At Wed Jan 23, 04:25:00 PM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    From what I could see, the "sail" is designed more like a parasail parachute, being pulled up high above the ship by the breeze ... if anything, it would end up pulling the bow UP.

     

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