In case you haven't noticed, we have a major problem in the world today. We live in a society powered almost solely on fossil fuels. It's an addiction... it's a conspiracy... and it's a damn shame. The price of gasoline is draining everyone's wallet. Not only at the pump, but with everything we buy. I don't care if it's a house, a car, or all those goodies in your Walmart bags... the product or the materials to build that product were almost certainly delivered by a truck that runs on fossil fuel (diesel usually). Whatever the product, the cost of the delivery fuel is always figured into the price. Simply put... almost every time you spend money... you're paying for fuel.
Additionally, by powering our society on fossil fuels, we're bankrolling those wonderful Middle Eastern Muslim nations that love us SO much. Remember the 911 terrorist attacks? We payed for it. Iraq? Afghanistan? Homeland Security? Long lines at our airports? We're still paying for it. Petro dollars are the support base for terrorism. Period. If not for oil, most of us wouldn't know about... or even care about... the Middle East.
On another note, there's the issue of "Global Warming". Regardless of which side of the issue you're on, there's no denying that fossil fuel emissions polute the atmosphere. Just visit LA some time. Better yet... how about a visit to the industrialized heartland of America? Ohio snow tends to have a nice black residue that really shows up when you run your windshield wipers. Personally... I think I'd rather eat yellow snow. Is it killing the planet? Who knows. Is it good for the planet? Healthy to breathe? On both counts... probably not.
So... what's the answer? Well, there are several alternative fuel sources; wind & solar just to name a few. The problem is, internal combustion engines can't run on wind or solar power. You can't convert your car to run on solar power... you have to buy a new solar car (which hasn't even been built yet). The answer? HYDROGEN! It's been around for over 100 years... and it's FREE. That's the problem really. Way back in the golden days when cars first hit the roads, gasoline was a throw away by-product of oil. It was readily available, and cheap. That's why it became the standard fuel of choice for car manufacturers. Fast forward to today, when we certainly have the technology to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, and we still have gasoline powered cars. Why? Well... follow the money. It's as simple as that. Our economy, our security and our planet are being sacrificed at the alter of the almighty dollar.
Okay, hydrogen... what exactly is it? It's in every glass of water you drink. You know... H2O. That's two parts hydrogen, and one part oxygen. All you have to do is use a simple chemical process to separate the hydrogen from the oxygen. The simplest method (which anyone can do at home) is called electrolysis. This process was discovered over 113 years ago. Some early cars even ran on hydrogen. Today, we finally have some hydrogen cars hitting the market. Why so long in coming? Simple... the auto manufacturers want to sell us the hydrogen. They want to keep us coming to the pump... and they're building hydrogen cars that require hydrogen filling stations. It's a conspiracy, plain and simple. They could easily build a car that creates it's own hydrogen from water.
The benefits of hydrogen powered cars? First off, hydrogen is three times more explosive than gas... which means more power. Emissions? Water vapor... which means no more hydrocarbons poluting the atmosphere. Also... no more bank rolling Muhammeds' suicide vest. Now... one thing I've noticed is that those who are uninformed tend think of hydrogen as a highly explosive and unstable gas. The truth is, hydrogen is actually safer than gasoline. Yes, both are explosive. But... whereas gas fumes in the air are flammable (and dangerous to breathe), hydrogen actually dissipates and becomes inert once it hits the atmosphere. Unfortunately, most people relate "hydrogen" to two things: 1) The Hindenburg disaster, or 2) Our governments attempts to create a hydrogen bomb during the cold war. No one ever hears about the benefits. The truth is... hydrogen, if properly implimented, could be generated at the point of combustion; i.e. pump water directly to the engine where it is transformed into hydrogen as it enters the engine. That's simplified... but entirely possible. It was done over thirty years ago by a farmer in Ohio named Stan Meyer. So tell me... which is more explosive... a tank full of water... or a tank full of gasoline?
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