Today's reported auto-industry numbers, show just how backwards things have become in the fight to reduce oil consumption and reduce C02 emissions.
Yesterday, we reported here on the hypocrisy of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturer's fighting a Supreme Court ruling that could enact tough new CO2 emissions standards on cars and trucks, while stating at the same time on their website that, “Members of the Alliance believe that it is prudent to reduce emissions, including carbon dioxide…”
Now today we see that the only really bright light in the latest auto industry report is in the hybrid car market: Toyota Motor Corp. reports a sales increase of 11.7%, boosted by record hybrid sales, while Ford Motor drops 9% and GM drops 4%. “Record U.S. sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrids have now topped the half-million mark,” says Jim Lentz, Toyota executive vice-president.
So let's get this straight: hybrids reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, the public wants to buy them, so let's spend our time fighting new vehicle emissions standards!?
And so goes the battle against action on global warming, where even areas of mutual agreeance cannot be tolerated.