posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 06:49 PM
I don't think there is any doubt -- at least for me -- that global warming is happening for most of at least the inner solar system planets,
including this one.
When it comes to AGW or attributing a human causation to global warming, three things occur to me:
1) I believe that the majority of humanity mistreats the Earth, pollutes it, and I also believe that, aside from cows, humans are the only creatures
who casually crap it their own nest.
2) I don't believe humanity is the primary contributory factor in the Earth's warming. I think the most of it is cyclical. I hate to talk about
it that way, as I think it almost sounds as if I'm condoning our mistreatment of our HOME.
3) I believe that various political pundits are poised to make a crapload of money, exploiting our fears about the end of the world via climate
change. I think the cap & trade is a farce, trading imaginary things of value for other imaginary things of value. I think it's a lot like
dipping from the deep end of a pool and pouring that into the shallow end in an effort to balance the water level. Not only will these pundits make
a crapload of money (IMO), but we, the little people of no choice nor valid representation will pay for it. Perfect timing. It's like kicking a
sick dog and characterizing it as being for the good of the dog population.
Yes, that's an extreme and emotionally-charged analogy. I think we could ALL do a LOT to change the way power is being used and wasted. I think we
could do even more to slow down the wasting of our resources. I think those are noble pursuits, but for the love of God, don't call it "green",
because that term has been perverted. It used to stand for something personally and globally good. Anymore, it's just a junk-drawer catchphrase
to sell some clucked-up marketing scheme to the populace.
Case in point: I'm in the throes of installing a 1200W PV system. It was expensive. Unlike most of the rest of the world, I get zero tax credits,
incentives, nada. It's a risk. Some folks chide us and say we should all go "green" and get solar/wind power. Listen, when it is
cost-effective and efficient, we won't need to be tricked or guilted into doing it; We will FLOCK to it.