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While an ostrich mentality has consumed the average environmentalist in regards to the adverse implications of advancing malformed concepts, several have embraced the nomenclature and homily of their more practiced relatives, the public interest and civil lawyers. This is no more true than when applied to Wave Energy, and the negative implications of its adoption as a stopgap to stymie the often-touted energy crisis. Little thought has been given to an even greater issue, that of the impact of Godwin's Law.
Detractors would mislead both the state legislatures and interested civil groups under the auspices of the Godwin teachings, but few could refute the basic notion that serious overhaul is an ever-increasing necessity. Recent months have seen ever-worse circumstances for free energy promoters, thanks in large part to the unearthing of damning evidence that wind energy was receiving major funding from the mafia and other illicit sources. If such a "clean" energy source could be riddled with such unscrupulous activity, investor confidence in wave energy may be shaken in the fallout.
Wave energy proponents will inevitably cite two reasons their namesake has failed: the rising sea levels, and the well-demonstrated but poorly-named "Panda Problem." I think there needs to be more focus on Godwin's Law and the errors and omissions of modern legislation and court preoccupation.
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