It's not rock, paper, scissors:
"Solar scientists predict that, by 2020, the sun will be starting into its
weakest Schwabe solar cycle of the past two centuries, likely leading to
unusually cool conditions on Earth. Beginning to plan for adaptation to such
a cool period, one which may continue well beyond one 11-year cycle, as did
the Little Ice Age, should be a priority for governments. It is global
cooling, not warming, that is the major climate threat to the world,
I knew it was too good to be true.
I'm more concerned with environmental degradation than anything.
If the politics are such that they make global warming an excuse for
correcting global degradation, then I might be cool with that and warm
up to any plans in that regard.
I agree. Pollutants cause various sorts of damage to biological organisms,
and clear, uncontravertical evidence of this damage is showing up in both
animals and humans.
It's extremely irritating (no pun intendd) when people use denials of
global warming as some sort of license to spew pollutants willy-nilly into
the air, water, and ground. Animal popultions are the proverbial "canary
in the coal mine", and people's **choice** to trivialize animal indicators
is only coming back to harm their own children - and, as they age and
become more susceptable to pollutants, themselves as well. But then all
they do is whine and cry about how 'the governemnt" should have done
"something" or should do "something" - as long as they don't have to bear
any of the burden for problems they themselves created.
Global Warming is, in many ways, a diversion from the immediate
consequences of pollution. It's become a sound-bite substitute for
pollution issues - people who want to place their own immediate profit (or
lazyassedness, or whatever) over even their own, and their children's,
halth, now use the cry "Global warming is a sham" to justify the poisoning
of any and every environment (which inevitably ends up meaning, Anyplace
where humans can live).
You'd think people would be smart enough to try to preserve thier own, and
their children's and grandchildren's, health and wuality of life - but,
Nope, they're too stupid to do even that.
The parliamentary system is pretty dysfunctional, but who's going to get
constitutional reform on the agenda?
In what province are you? Ontario is gearing up for a fall election.... Now
that we (A2A/OAA) beat the government (on Bill 124) I and my minion don't
have to go and spend our time trying to defeat the Attorney General in his
home riding like we were planning on doing. The liberals look vulnerable,
but, despite a new leader, the tories are still associated with Mike Harris
and Walkerton. The NDP, well....that won't happen until we hate the liberals
I'm starting to think that minorities might be our equivalent of the
America's 'checks and balances'.... a good thing.
It seems as though the thinking is constantly immediate consequences rather
than long term consequences, because "other people can worry about that
stuff, while I make my millions". It's not so much capitalism, as it is
individualism, or maybe egoism is a better word.
You're exactly right. Most people give little, if any, thought to
consequences. And yes, 'egotism' *is* the better word.
In the end, for all the lip-service people pay to how much "the nation"
cherishes children, well, let's just say that actions speak more loudly
Er, I think you mean "evidently", not "ostensibly". At any rate, that is
a fact (that both are on the rise). And it is not just numbers -
meaning, not the same percentage of a larger populatio; the actual
percentages are rising.
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