Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wasted Energy!!

It never ceases to amaze me the energy that is wasted! We have jumped on the "going green" band wagon so much that we will make anything "green" these days - even the things that are meant to kill us to begin with! We now have "green" explosives... This is an oxymoron if I have ever heard one... a "green" bomb?! Who is going to be left to appreciate a "green" bomb after it hits? Is anyone going to say "oh gosh, they bombed us. But thank goodness it's a 'green' bomb. That was nice of them!" What a waste of energy! A bomb's a bomb. We shouldn't waste energy trying to make ourselves feel better that we annihilated a population of people with a "green" bomb.

"Although air quality may not be first and foremost on your mind when there are bombs going off, you’ll be glad to know that scientists are striving for “greener explosives“. Failing to see the inherent irony in an “environmentally friendly” unit of destruction, scientists have gone and developed safer explosives by adding “unique green solvents” and improving the quality and purity of their materials. The resulting explosions may be more stable and precise, but can we really call them “green“?"

To read more on this topic, click on these links
Can Explosives go green?
Less bad bombs still blow


Missy said...

I'm having a hard time not laughing at this... I know bombs are no laughing matter, but seriously??? 'Green' Bombs??? Who comes up with these things?

Ashley said...

My mind is officially boggled... Katrina I agree about the "green" bombs, who cares if they are green because whatever was blown up won't be there to "appreciate" the thoughtfulness of "green" aspect of it. I think that instead of the government wasting time inventing things like green bombs, how about they stop making bombs all together? Then the world might actually be a little bit "greener"... just a thought!