30 May '15, 5am

@mtfan "The most environmentally friendly car" = Prius?! WTF?! According to Toyota, maybe.

If this argument were true, then we wouldn’t be telling people to scrap their old refrigerators, and we would be saying “the most efficient refrigerator is the one you already have”. I think the answer is, unfortunately, “it depends”. It would have to be calculated for each and every A/B comparison. This is why it is so important to develop energy footprint models that follow standards that the scientific community agrees with. If a Prius has a lifecycle energy footprint (or whatever term they come up with) of 1000 units per mile, with all those factors you mentioned considered, then we can compare it to other forms of transportation. Statistics and modeling, energy usage calculation, and climate change investigation is under attack from the right wing, from big corporate interests, and they are trying to de-fund it wherever possible. We must do everything we can to make s...

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