So Many Issues… Where to Turn to First?
Everybody always says that the human race has completely messed up the environment. All we have done is hurt the earth and put toxic waste on it. Is this a true assumption? Everyone can keep on debating between this subject but we will never know for sure.
Despite what many environmentalists would have you believe, nobody is really sure about the causes of global warming. Certainly, the earth has warmed over the past century, but perhaps that is only because it had cooled so much since Roman times. I imagine that had today’s environmentalists been alive a thousand years ago, they’d be chastising people for burning wood and coal to keep warm and cook food. After all, anyone could see all the smoke rising up to the sky, blocking the warmth of the sun.
Today, of course, no right-thinking person believes that burning wood and coal will lead to another ice age. This is the new millennium, after all, and we left such silly beliefs back in the 1970s and ’80s. No, today, the same folks who made fun of their parents for crying about a coming ice age are themselves, now, crying about melting ice caps, whole cities under water, scorched crops, and the need for SPF5000 sun block in a few years.
Personally, I think the whole argument is silly. After all, scientists say the planet Mars, too, has been heating up lately, complete with melting polar ice caps, and try as I might, I just cannot see any way to blame mankind. Unless those rovers NASA sent there are actually pollution-spewing planet-warmers disguised as exploration vehicles. No, I think it’s far more likely the sun is the culprit, since the sun is the one thing both planets have in common. Unless…perhaps…Frank Herbert and others weren’t writing science fiction at all, but were part of a vast, interplanetary, hot-wing conspiracy.
This is from Free Republic and it has all of the sides of the question: Who is to blame?
One another note, there is the controversial statement that the human kind doesn’t care about the mess that we have made. I for one do not think this is true. The human race does care; it is just hard to figure out what to prioritize. We have so many things going on in our lives without thinking about what we do to help the environment. For instance, the economy is a huge problem we have in our country. It is also more short term compared to global warming. We are more caught up in everything that will affect us tomorrow then something that could affect us in ten years. If it became more universal about global warming, then it will take its turn in our lives and get our attention.