Sunday, February 18, 2007

The "Global Warming" debate - people just don't get it

All this debate over whether Global Warming is indeed "real" or "not".


I live in Windsor.. if I drive 5 hours North, I can "smell" "feel" the air being cleaner. I don't need a global scientific study to tell me that.

The world needs to reduce it's dependency on fossil fuels, not just because of the environment, but that's certainly a good reason!

I realize that, unless the theories of fossil fuels being "renewable" are true, that in say 20-30 years time (I'm still living I hope), our supply of oil will start to dwindle, or it will be come uneconomical and inefficient to draw the last remaining spots where oil is in abundant, yet hard to extract locations.


The right move is to move more and more towards renewable energy sources, as fast as possible, to avoid a massive world crisis 20-30 years from now. We shouldn't need "global warming" to force us to do this, but maybe we do.


At 3:11 p.m., Blogger James said...

Like everything that happens, it's about money and nothing else.

If there was a way for politicians to line their pockets while cleaning up greenhouse gases, rest assured it would get done.

I've been cynical (I know it's hard to believe) in the past about whether or not humans are behind global warming, but the evidence is just too overwhelming that we are having an impact on global temperatures.

But you hit the nail right on the head. Ultimately, it shouldn't matter whether or not we're causing global warming, we're still spewing large amounts of noxious materials into the atmosphere, and one way or another those gases end up back in our system either through plants, animals, or rainwater.

Renewable energy has to be our top priority as a country, but I think it's going to take a good decade before we see any workable solutions (all the more reason to be working on this now). The oil companies are going to keep sucking us dry for gas money as long as we have no alternative. They see the end of their monopoly coming down the road, and it's only a matter of time before there's no money left in oil.


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