Message from Neil Young + SEMA Trade Show Keynote Address
Another in a series of messages posted by Neil Young on his official website titled "Cars and CO2 for a While":
Cars and CO2 for a WhileWe applaud Neil for his stand, commitment and passion for action. As we blogged last week, ultimately, we're all on the front lines of Climate Change. Check over on Neil Young's official website for Next Steps in Climate Change actions.
With another deadly climate disaster in the Philippines taking 10,000 lives the world is sure to be more aware of Climate Change. It's a slow awareness, creeping into daily life. The more awareness that human activity causes climate change, the more people start to wonder what they can do to help stop it.
Cars are not the only cause of CO2 rising in our planet's atmosphere and causing global warming. Cars are just one of the big contributors. We have been talking about cars and CO2 for a while now, building an electric car that drove across North America without using any gasoline and sharing how ultra low CO2 emissions can be possible even with a big car. We demonstrated that there is a real alternative to fossil fuels in daily personal transportation, a clear way that negates the need for gasoline. In our journey across North America we saved the weight of our car (over 6300 LBS) in CO2 compared to what would have been emitted if we had used gasoline. When we arrived in Washington, I spoke to the National Farmers Union about bio-fuels and what CO2 is doing to our planet. Recently at SEMA in Las Vegas I spoke about the replacement of fossil fuels in daily driving with the Bio Electric Transportation model.
I hope we start to bring CO2 back down to earth, back in balance, where it belongs.
November 12th 2013
Also, see video below of Neil Young's Green Performance Keynote @ SEMA Trade Show in Las Vegas from last week. The keynote contains footage of LincVolt's travels into the Alberta Tar Sands mining in Canada which ignited a firestorm of criticism in Fort McMurray and support around the world.
SEMA Trade Show, Las Vegas, NV - Nov 2013
Get behind the wheel.