August 10, 2010

THE SOLUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING

Today's amen goes out to Pat Sajak.  (Yep, THE Pat Sajak.)

Let’s assume that a third of the world’s population really believes mankind has the power to adjust the Earth’s thermostat through lifestyle decisions. The percentage may be higher or lower, but, for the sake of this exercise, let’s put it at one-third. Now it seems to me these people have a special obligation to change their lives dramatically because they truly believe catastrophe lies ahead if they don’t. The other two-thirds are merely ignorant, so they can hardly be blamed for their actions.

Now, if those True Believers would give up their cars and big homes and truly change the way they live, I can’t imagine that there wouldn’t be some measurable impact on the Earth in just a few short years. I’m not talking about recycling Evian bottles, but truly simplifying their lives. Even if you were, say, a former Vice President, you would give up extra homes and jets and limos. I see communes with organic farms and lives freed from polluting technology.

Then, when the rest of us saw the results of their actions—you know, the earth cooling, oceans lowering, polar bears frolicking and glaciers growing—we would see the error of our ways and join the crusade voluntarily and enthusiastically.

How about it? Why wait for governments to change us? You who have already seen the light have it within your grasp to act in concert with each other and change the world forever. And I hate to be a scold, but you have a special obligation to do it because you believe it so strongly. Then, instead of looking at isolated tree rings and computer models, you’d have real results to point to, and even the skeptics would see the error of their ways and join you.

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1 My husband put up a post on my blog concerning the corruption of scientists. If you haven't heard, they actually put out a blacklist.  He is so upset about it. He entered science, marine biology, in the 1950's as a believer in true science. It has become so corrupted he mourns for it. This is his article:
http://rockportconservatives.blogspot.com/2010/08/climate-science-credibility.html

The next day I collected some other links concerning the blacklist and posted them all together:
http://rockportconservatives.blogspot.com/2010/08/more-news-on-science-blacklist.html

The world at large doesn't seem to know about this, how would they unless they are right wing bigots and read the right wing blogs.
I've been pretty cynical about science and grant money for many years. Unfortunately, all I feared is true.

Posted by: Ruth H at August 10, 2010 04:16 PM (KLwh4)

2 "Preach the Gospel at all times.  Use words if necessary."

St. Francis of Assisi

Posted by: airforcewife at August 11, 2010 01:50 PM (uE3SA)

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