Thursday, September 27, 2007

Protecting the enviroment...the right way

Global warming is being blamed for just about everything these days, from hurricanes to deadly brain-eating amoebas, also known as Naegleria fowleri (more on this in the future). It's being taught in schools as fact, and morning news programs are terrifying people with the prospect of rising seas and endless drought. Before I go any further I would like add that I really have no use for people who run around using climate change as a posterchild for enviromental causes. As much as Hollywood celebrities, Al Gore, and the Today Show would like to deny it, climate changed cannot be stopped, capped, or reversed. At least not at the hands of human beings. As mass hysteria erupts across the world, people forget just how long the earth has been around. For billions of years, temperatures have gone up and down, the earth has warmed and cooled in drastic ways, and it doesn't look like its going to stop anytime soon. While untold sums of money are given to stop the earth from repeating a natural cycle, entire species of coastal marine life are being depleted because of overfishing. Some sharks are being systemically executed just so their fins can be used for soup. Animals like coyotes and bears are being driven out of their homes as development rolls through entire forests. These are just some of the many problems humans/animal competition has created. Obviously, it would be very, very hard for people to kill of the marine life in the ocean, or even on land for that matter. Many of the creatures on this planet got here long before we did, surviving ice ages, asteroids, and yes, "global warming". But its important for people to learn about animals and do what they can to promote conservation. Anyways, back to the global warming controversy. It's ridiculous...even arrogant, to suggest that people are responsible for and can stop global warming. Some theories "scientists" have come up with are almost humorous. One recent suggestion is to dump millions of tons of iron into the oceans to alter its chemical make-up (like thats not going to have some unintended consequences) that way it would "absorb greenhousee gases". I hope it doesn't come down to this, and its ashame many world leaders are actually backing things like this. I say we just let nature take its course and in the meantime, do what we can to help the enviroment by promoting conservation. Contrary to what many believe, taking action for the enviroment is not taking part in a left-wing rally and denouncing the government. Many movements like this are interested mostly in politics, like opposing the war in Iraq, and in reality, could care less about animals and the problems they face. If you want to take action, help clean up a beach or adopt an animal for a shelter. Back up words with action. The truth is, the global warming movement is almost like a religion. Think about it...Al Gore would be the prophet, listening to his ideology would bring you a healthy planet (heaven) and ignoring him would bring drought, wildfires, and hurricanes (hell). Newscasters who frequently bring up the subject of climate change would be "preaching sermons", almost like televangelists. The point is, people need to think for themselves. Just becuase someone you admire or respect says something is true, doesn't mean it is.

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