Engines roaring… tires screeching… solar panels gleaming…
To effectively combat global warming, the international community will ultimately have to stage the fight with a coordinated, large-scale effort. In the meantime it’s encouraging to see people, towns and businesses taking initiative to reduce their carbon footprint.
Case in point: NASCAR–yes, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing–is putting effort into countering all the fossil fuels they burn when their racers whip around tracks at speeds of up to 200 mph.
Chicago Tribune, August 12th
: “Pocono Raceway, the asphalt oval that helped propel Richard Petty and Jeff Gordon to racing stardom, went online this month with a 3-megawatt, ground-mounted photovoltaic system, among the largest solar projects in Pennsylvania.”
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