Sunday, April 01, 2007

It might have something to do with that gigantic ball of liquid fusion 93 million miles away

J-Dub writes a lot about "sustainability" and the coming demise of our lifestyle due to "peak oil" and "consumerism" etc...

He is well intentioned and a really good guy, but you know what road is paved with good intentions....

Why is "global warming" a partisan issue? Why is it that self-identifying Democrats believe not only fervently in the idea of anthropomorphic global climate change, but also in the idea that the government should do something about it and Republicans (in their typical knuckle dragging Neanderthal, creationist believing, right wing nuttery) not only have questions about global warming and it's existence, but also question whether or not we can do anything about it?

Roger Pielke writes at "Prometheus," and I would recommend reading this post about the partisanship behind global warming---it's a great assessment of how we got to where we are politically on the issue.

I am not a climatologist, nor am I a world reknowned astrophysicist, or an expert in ANY field. Heck, I am a barely employable factotum---but it sure seems like the molten ball of fusion that is responsible for all energy, light and heat on our planet might have SOMETHING to do with global temperatures. But if we don't blame ourselves for ruining the garden of Eden, then we take away the opportunity for our "saviors" like Gore and others to "solve" the "problem."

The smart folks at Duke tend to agree. need Adobe to read.


Anonymous JW said...

I don't claim to be a scientist either, but would you agree that our current lifestyle results in lots of pollution and resource depletion, and sometimes results in extinction of whole species?
I think the hinging point is what global warming will cost us. Conservatives seem to think that our impact in negligible and the cost too high. Liberals think we can have an impact and it's necessary whatever the cost.
I would argue it doesn't cost us anything, it's just a different way of doing things. I don't care who I buy my "gas" from, I just don't want to be responsible for killing people. We correct behavior all the time. We stopped using mercury in vaccines, and those six pack holders. We recognize the cost and find a better way.

9:15 PM  

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