Some people just don't get it. The latest tripe is that people like Al Gore are just fearmongering about global warming so they can profit from it, but it's the oil/coal lobby that's financing the "there's no such thing as global warming" campaign so they can suck the last oil and dig the last coal out of the ground in their lifetimes. THEY are the ones who will profit from doing nothing.
There are those who say global warming isn't happening, and if it was, we can't afford to do anything about it. It would hurt the economy. Well, the science is solid that it is happening and the uncertainty is about exactly how that will impact things but they are all bad. I've heard that some economists have said that a warmer planet is a good thing. They should speak with experts on climate, because they're wrong. The entire global economy will be disrupted in lots of bad ways. The only ones who will profit are the greedy opportunists. And don't tell me that's what the U.S. was founded on. In our early years corporations obtained charters to do business in a state and if they acted improperly, their charter could be revoked by the people of that state. Now corporations have more rights than individual humans do.
An old friend cited Genesis 8 and said that chapter pretty well covered climate control, as he put it. In this chapter is the story of God promising never to exterminate the creatures of the Earth again, as he had in the great flood in the time of Noah. Another friend made some citation warning mankind not to play God, as if to say the asserting the reality of global warming was doing so. But my friends miss the point that HUMANS are exterminating species and have wrested control from God.
- ▼ 2009 (4)
- I've been a number of things over the years: husband, father, environmental technical specialist, college instructor, carpenter, volunteer firefighter and ambulance driver, student of Lakota and Japanese languages, technical writer, process engineer, research technician, IT technician, emergency dispatcher, etc.