posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 01:56 PM
Just been watching the One Show and they mentioned acid rain which was common in the 1960s-1980s and has since disappeared because the UK reduced
their emissions by 80% (reduced by switching to naural gas and oil and scrubbing the air from existing and new emissions).
I remember the chatter about acid rain (which is also created during thunderstorms) when I was a young child (and yellow puddles?) and wondering why
it is being mentioned again after all this time.
Next on the agenda was global warming and then when things didnt seem to work out the way they claimed it would we are on to climate change.
What I am curious about is how we think we can possibly geo-engineer the envrionment in a positive way when we cannot even accurately predict the
weather for the next few days. What would the point be when worldwide industry is still polluting and poisoning the air, water and earth in the name
It would seem to be a waste to geo-engineer when we have not reduced (or even stopped) the polluting first.
The trend in the UK is for people to invest in making their homes greener. All homes could be insulated better, make use of rain water, have solar
panels. On the face of it this would be great if it wasnt so dammed expensive, especially at a time of economic hardship for most people and having
enough money to feed and house is enough to worry about let alone take out loans to pay for expensive fittings to your home which may or may not
reduce your fuel bills.
So to me, at least, it all boils down to the government/industry trying to get the most tax/profit from a naturally occuring climate cycle. I do not
believe them as taxing and profiteering will not solve a climate problem anyway.
It is known that the governments of the world have allowed aerosols to be released over populated areas in the name of preparation for biowarfare.
Toxic and radioactive dumping grounds have been allowed to continue and industry is caught time and time again falsifying results/records/inspections
so they can continue to make money - BP, Monsanto, Fuku etc.
If their solution now is geo-engineering can we trust them to get this right?
Why cant we just stop polluting, start thinking about where we live (i.e. not in flood plains, quake zones, areas of extreame drought etc) stop
messing about with the geology (i.e. covering everying in concrete, cutting down trees etc) which results in changing the way a good enviroment works,
build better houses which are greener and stop interfering with mother nature because although we think we can do it better, we cant in the long term
and it always comes at a cost.