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The argument about 'global warming", methane poluution, oil and coal use, and many others of that ilk have almost nothing to do with the use of those products and almost everything to do with "evening up" the living conditions between the advanced civilizations and those that choose to live as they did 10,000 years ago. And yes, most of the doomsayers are more interested in Marxist ideals than what might possibly, maybe, perhaps, is happening to the earth and it's ever evolving climate..
"One leading environmentalist argued the EPA revisions don't change the bigger picture." So a high priest of the "Church of Global Warming Theory" basically says to ignore the science. All together now, let's chant "Ohmmm". Bill G.
It's all so interesting, and it is all a worthwhile conversation; from and for all sides. For me, there are a couple basics:
1) All energy production and consumption is global; it is all interconnected, we are all interconnected. The reality is that the global markets prevail.
2) We can not unilaterally dictate or expect to make global change in this or any other regard, or in any other endeavor.
3) Population growth equals more consumption of all things, including energy. The "advancement" of "developing countries," the betterment of "quality of life" in these countries (something we all apparently want)will require energy consumption. Do we want to stop that advancement, do we want to stop population growth (or have the political will to do either?)
4) I still believe in the idea of natural gas as a piece of the puzzle, providing a bridge to future (30-50 years?)technologies of renewable energy. The same goes for clean oil, as opposed to dirty coal.
It is a worthwhile conversation, let's make sure we have it without prejudice and recriminations.
Thank goodness for rising co2! For without it we may have had the latest spring on record...instead of ONLY the 2nd latest in spring U.S. history!!! LOL
Get a clue - co2 promotes plant growth. Plant growth feeds the washed and unwashed - the unwashed being those not so gullible to believe the climate change malarkey....lol
Say...we have 30 million unemployed in the U.S. in the fast approaching 4th "summer of recovery". But let's talk about climate nonsense and gay marriage and guns. Ya...lets. As it is so much easier to pass on the REAL problems....
If you seriously want to get away from all fossil fuels, find a plentiful and cheaper alternative and the world will make you rich. Asking people to use less just means our great-grandchildren will face the problem instead of our grandchildren.
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