posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 11:34 PM
Originally posted by SimiusDei
Not that this will matter to any of you guys out there that are just dying for global warming to be our fault, but, here is another one of those
situations where scientists are saying that man isn't entirely to blame.
There are several sources you can find online to contradict these statements. Even so, for those who claim there's no way to tell if man's
involvement in global warming is certain, it's funny they instead can point to the sun with absolute certainty.
Personally, I will stand by my statements that global warming is nothing but a new version of "buy American", which we saw the 80s. What I mean by
that is, it's just another BS political tool designed to make people feel like they are/can make a difference and to give them that warm fuzzy
feeling when they pick up a piece of styrofoam or plastic off the ground.
People can make a difference if they care and pay attention. But, Americans are a pretty lazy and selfish bunch, and I don't expect many of them to
change anything until they're forced to either by cost or imminent doom.
But, let me ask this. What's the drawback to reducing our energy usage, reducing dependence on foreign energy supplies, and reducing pollution?
We're healthier? More self-sufficient? What's the drawback to ignoring the potential global warming problem and sitting on our asses? My opinion
is to pick the former option and be happy with the outcome whether or not global warming pans out to be caused by humanity.
While I'm sure that man has contributed a VERY small bit to the increase in global temperatures, since the same trend is being seen on several
planets, my common sense dictates that I must agree with the assessment that the sun is the main culprit.
Common sense dictates you need more information to make an accurate determination. If you're ready to conclude that global warming isn't worsened
by humanity based on a news article that says "hey, other planets are warm too!", then you're not really looking at any of the evidence
We know for a fact that greenhouse gases increase our planet's temperature. We also know for a fact that we're spewing out millions and millions of
tons of the stuff each year. We can see from ice cores and other evidence that the levels of greenhouse gases seem to have risen dramatically
during/following the industrial revolution, and that our temperature increases seem to coincide with the increase in temperature.
Now, with that said, if there's enough evidence to disprove the current global warming hypotheses so that we can say it's caused by the sun, I'm
fine with that. But, since there are *other* problems that go along with human usage of fossil fuels, I don't see that as negating the need for the
same changes we'd be making if the problem was global warming.
That being said, I am hereby declaring myself 110% opposed to the sun and I refuse to cast my vote for any candidate that is unwilling to make it's
destruction a major part of their platform.
Ummm... you know, we kinda need the sun.
(I know that was a joke)