posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 11:47 AM
Originally posted by budski
And besides - it's now called Climate Change in order that it can cover a multitude of scenario's.
For those who are not sure Climate Change = Weather
So we've all got to be scared of the weather.
This really gets my goat, because it detracts from real environmental issues like pollution and deforestation - the things we SHOULD be doing
I am not trying to split hairs here, or be combative, or even a pain in your ass man, I assure you.
While I can understand the above statement, something that I often notice with human behavior is the need for repercussions before people change the
way they operate.
Now I am not saying that climate change is not being effected by humans, but I am also not saying it is. What I AM trying to say is that the concept
is an extreamly useful device for acheiving the goals you mention above:
"pollution and deforestation" and I am sure we can both agree that there are more issues that need our attention, like habitat fragmentation,
species diversity, etc, etc...
This is just a thought. What ever its merit I thought it was worth pointing out. Based on the state of the world today humans really do need to begin
to make changes and there is a LOT of resistance to doing this. It seems to me that using a device such as the 'enemy' or 'threat' is a great way
to motivate people to change.
Now this raises many other issues such as how this device is used, if the device is real or created, the legitimacy of manipulating ht public,
This is off the top of my head as I sit here and drink my morning tea so forgive me if it is a bit far fetched or even dense.