posted on Sep, 22 2007 @ 06:24 PM
Not sure if I believe all this global warming/climate change thing. First its global warming, then its climate change. Is it getting warmer, or
It seems to me that CONSUMERS are being forced to change thier habits and not INDUSTRY. We are being told it is down to us. This climate change just
appears to be the latest profit-making trend for industry and the government to get green taxes from us.
We, individually, can only make a small impact and there is only so much we can do, only so much we can recycle. Industry can make a bigger
difference. It can reduce packaging, transport goods in an environmentally friendly way (canals, trains, use locally produced goods), airports can
limit flights to cut pollution (with the internet do we really have to make all those flights?).
I am happy to recycle everything - just tell me how, walk instead of using my car (public transport anyone?), switch things off rather than to standby
which seems to be on EVERYTHING (very easy to swtich tv off as it is getting quite rubbish of late) in fact why dont we have a power down overnight so
that we can reduce electricty production, conserve water (leaks that just get ignored). I would love to have solar panels on my roof (but they are
sooo expensive), to have wind farms in the north sea (actually these would be OK on land too. Why not combine these with our mobile phone
I am sure if the government REALLY interested in making a difference it would do all it could and it has the power to do more.
Afterall, when the government REALLY wants something to happen they just go ahead without consultation and do it and we get told this is whats
happening (ID cards anyone?).