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Ah, "inevitability," we know it well. Most failed ersatz religions - from Marxism to the Kyoto Protocol - have been promoted on the basis of their "inevitability." Yet, Sunday's editorial "The burning questions of hydrogen" invokes the same certainty regarding the cult of a hydrogen future.It is noteworthy, however, to consider one more factor in addition to technological hurdles facing market delivery of this mechanism for storing and transporting energy: The Greens will do everything in their power to ensure it never happens. Consider the following "environmentalist" gasps, typical of their emissions when confronted with one energy technological breakthrough or another:"If you ask me, it'd be a little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy because of what we would do with it. We ought to be looking for energy sources that are adequate for our needs, but that won't give us the excesses of concentrated energy with which we could do mischief to the Earth or to each other." - Amory Lovins in "The Mother Earth" (from a Playboy interview, Nov.-Dec. 1977 issue)"Giving society cheap, abundant energy ...would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun." - Paul Ehrlich (from "An Ecologist's Perspective on Nuclear Power," May-June 1978 issue of Federation of American Scientists Public Issue Report)These and other statements by individuals who remain in the vanguard of today's Green leadership certainly seem to represent the thinking in environmentalism and explain the proliferation of Green scare campaigns. (Speaking of which, see: "[W]e have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest." - Stephen Schneider, quoted in "Our Fragile Earth" by Jonathan Schell).Man is the world's most resourceful creature, and we will exit the fossil fuel age not because we ran out of fossil fuels any more than we left the Stone Age for want of stones. Yet, we must be resourceful enough to overcome our inherent susceptibility to calamitous claims as we seek to improve the lot of humanity though ensuring more energy, not less.