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Are We All Just A Frog In The Pot?

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posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 12:40 PM
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Ran across this article in the New York Time:

www.nytimes.com...

I especially like the comparison of humans to a frog in a pot, the old saying that if you slowly increase the tempreture, the frog will never realize it's being boiled alive.

An interesting proposal by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is to drop the reluctance to accept adaptation as a strategy, to help the public focus on the reality of Global Warming. Apparently polls shoe that Global Warming is very low on the publics list of concerns.

As long as most people hear about the Global Warming issue through terms as, per decade, and end of the century, they will lack a sense of urgency. Perhaps by taking measures to begin to adapt to a changing world, an increase in awareness to this problem could prompt people into taking greater action.

Without motivation to begin taking some serious action to combat this problem, it will be delayed until it is most probably too late, and thus we will literally become the frog in the pot.




posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 01:15 PM
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It's because we've become desensitized. All this talk of doom and gloom and then...the Earth keeps on going along as it did before. And there's been too much disagreement in the scientific community about global warming being a real issue or not. There is too much evidence around to support the possibility that the Earth simply goes through hot and cold cycles on its own, independent of our arguably small influence.

I guess the reality is that we understand a lot less about the Earth, climate, and the Earth's magnetic field than we think we do. And without definite answers or undeniable effects up in our faces, we are naturally skeptical, and industry is even more skeptical, particularly when the alternative means massive spending to effectively 'insure' against something that may simply be a huge myth or misinterpretation.



 
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