I want them to learn that they’re there, and that they [wilderness in the United States] need to be protected in the future, because we have about 97 percent of our American land is developed. And the number, that three percent keeps dwindling, dwindling. We’ve got to keep our national parks in our minds as we go to protect new wilderness – which, new wilderness is really preserving the status quo. It’s a new designation, same old God-given land.
97% of American land is developed? Where has she been? GorT and family spent a week in the southwest and there was plenty of undeveloped land. Has she ever head of Alaska? I decided to get some hard numbers just in case any sane person actually cares to know.
As of 2003, the United States had a total land area of roughly 2.3 billion acres. Forested land is 28.8 percent; grassland pasture and range land, 25.9 percent; cropland 19.5 percent; special uses (primarily parks and wildlife areas 13.1 percent; miscellaneous other uses 10.1 percent; and urban land – the category most of us would characterized as developed land is a grand total of 60 million acres or 2.6 percent. We have more forested acres now than in 1945 by 50 million acres (almost the total amount of urban land area).
Look, Ms. King is a very talented songwriter and singer – let’s just say I’d rather hear some of her music than this Big Environment nonsense.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.