I’d like to interrupt the lack of news reports on the Obamas-on-vacation-on-Martha’s-Vineyard for an important update on the green slime problem at the Rio Olympic diving pool.
Apparently it’s just algae. Some guy dumped 40 gallons of hydrogen peroxide into the pool by mistake and that neutralized the chlorine which allowed the algae to grow like, well, algae. We have been assured that while the pool “smells like farts” it’s quite harmless.
And as you may recall, we LOVE algae! After wind, solar and corn, it’s our favorite alternative fuel du jour. I think the Rio Olympic hosts were simply helping Barry advance his 17% Pond Scum solution:
"We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance, algae – you've got a bunch of algae out here. If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we'll be doing alright. Believe it or not, we could replace up to 17 percent of the oil we import for transportation with this fuel that we can grow right here in America.
As anyone who has had to clean a swimming pool or fish tank knows, algae grow quickly. All they need is light, carbon dioxide, and a little water to grow like, well, weeds.”
Wait! I thought the received wisdom of man-made global warming/cooling/climate change was that carbon dioxide was the bad guy. How can that be if we need it to grow our green alternative fuel supply? The very fuel that is supposed to replace the fossil fuels that create so much carbon dioxide that they created global warming in the first place? This is getting complicated, I don’t think I’ve ever encountered both the zero sum and the circular reasoning fallacies in one argument. That certainly leaves no loose ends.
Anyhoo, it looks like the Rio hosts have come up with a solution for the 17% solution: they’re going to drain the pool and start over with fresh water. Good idea.
And good luck with the rest of the alligators.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network