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A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
Three-quarters of all the fresh water on Earth is locked up in ice even now, and we have ice caps at both poles - a situation that may be unique in Earth's history.* For most of its history until fairly recent times the general pattern for Earth was to be hot with no permanent ice anywhere.
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
I am comfortable with my conclusions, and also have no need to convince those who disagree. It is something we each must decide for ourselves.
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
The fact that is hard to twist, though, is the fact that our world goes through cycles. WE haven't been responsible for any of the other glaobal warmings or ice-ages, and it seems a bit egoentrical to think that we are doing ti this time - especially since the cycle seems to be running right on time.
Originally posted by drogo
"global warming" seems to me to be just another scare tactic like the ozone layer hole, that the enviro natzies use to try to force their ideals on everyone else. not that i think that we could not do better with polution. as we do need to treat the enviroment better.
It is from that inner darkness that ideas like Nazism and Rapture Theology come, and paroxysmal actions like the murderous wars and genocides that have swept so many population groups in this century arise.
That this darkness has been allowed to take hold in this free country--this place devoted by its founding fathers to hope and freedom and the extension of human happiness--is not because of a lack of environmental leadership or a failure of scientific endeavour. The leadership is crying out, increasingly, in justified terror. The science being done in this area around the world is exemplary and ferociously convincing