posted on Oct, 13 2003 @ 10:56 AM
astrocreep- you have a good point. It is telling, though, that their activists are routinely arressted and detained.
This happens if you publicly routinly break the law. Cause and effect.
But passion and the state of the environment has to be weighed in.
The passion is political, the environmental issues are scientific. The passion should be based on actual science and not political agendas. Its true
weight is unable to be measured because both sides politically "muddy the waters".. sorry for the pun. Could not resist.
I've noticed a lot more allegry ads in the last couple years, which is indictive of our screwed up environment and how it is affecting people. It's
all a matter of perspective.
This could also be indicative of modern medical research and breakthroughs. As an asthma/allergy sufferer in my youth and now a parent of a child who
is stricken with the same fate, I can tell ya that my knowledge in this area is quite extensive. These new medications that weren't availible when I
was a child like albuterol and other bronchial dialators have made my son's life much easier and allowed him recover to a fully active (overactive)
life. I don't think the instances of the desease has grown as much as the ability to correctly diagnose and treat it. So you see my perspective is
firsthand when it comes to this. Yes, I want cleaner air and water but no, I don't think retarding progress is the way to most effectively have
Yet another quote from Patrick Moore.
"Poverty, not wealth, is one of the biggest threats to the Earth's ecological health. Look at the environmental destruction caused by poverty.
They have no money left to reforest, they have no money left to prevent soil erosion, and there is no money to clean their water after they make it
dirty. It's that kind of arrogance that is coming from a movement that is basically white upper-middle class and is saying that it's neat to have
Africans with no electricity."