Originally posted by PinkFloyd
I have nothing against "doinfgsomething about Global Warming". I simply don't think it's at the critical priority stage that noted environmental scientists Bill Maher and Janeane Garafalo espouse. On the other end of the spectrum, certain things like "recycling"--I just simply will not sort my trash. I dutifully keep the annoying dogs in the neighborhoo a way of conserving energy. Otherwise, No there's no cost to me personally.
That is what we call short term thinking. Like they said, if the climate goes to hell, so does the world. We have already seen incredibly bad weather, tornado's a half mile across, hundreds of thousands of acres in the west burnt, more hurricanes than we have seen in a long time. What does it take to get people off their butts and think about actually doing something.
Take a look at this:
Do you think it inconsequential if the polar ice caps melt? Just think what would happen if oceans rise even 20 feet. It has happened before, completely changing coastlines around the world, times when the ocean level was a couple of HUNDRED feet higher. You think Miami, New York City, DC, Los Angeles, New Orleans could survive that? You think that would not effect you personally? Think again.
That is just ONE effect from glogal warming. Maybe it takes a hundred years but that is not very far away in time, remember, we are already 11 percent of the way through the 21st century, century 22 will come on in a rush and I don't think people will like what they see if it is just business as usual, bury your head in the sand and think, 'It can't happen here'.