"Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong." Friedrich Nietzche

"Any and all non-violent, non-coercive, non-larcenous, consensual adult behavior that does not physically harm other people or their property or directly and immediately endangers same, that does not disturb the peace or create a public nuisance, and that is done in private, especially on private property, is the inalienable right of all adults. In a truly free and liberty-loving society, ruled by a secular government, no laws should be passed to prohibit such behavior. Any laws now existing that are contrary to the above definition of inalienable rights are violations of the rights of adults and should be made null and void." D. M. Mitchell (from The Myth of Inalienable Rights, at: http://dowehaverights.blogspot.com/)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Human-Caused Global Warming Issue Is Far From Over

If you are lazy, or just like to side with sensational, celebrity-linked issues, then of course you probably believe that the warming of the Earth, the melting of the glaciers and polar ice, has been caused by mankind's activities. But, does that mean you will get rid of your SUV, use public transportation, dump the air conditioner and suffer during the sweltering summer, or alter you modern industrialized western behavior in any of the dozens, if not hundreds of ways that you could to reduce your "carbon footprint" on this planet? Of course not. It's one thing to be concerned. It's quite another to be inconvenienced.

But more importantly, would doing so make one bit of difference to global warming? It is not a straightforward, simple issue as Al Gore, and all the celebrities who jumped on his bandwagon, would have you believe. So what about the so-called "consensus" by scientists that the global warming is human caused? Science is based on fact, not opinion. It was the general consensus by all the best educated people, 600 years ago, that the sun revolved around the Earth.

If you are interested in science facts, not fiction. And if you want to try to understand the complexities of the global warming issues, then you should do a little homework yourself and not leave it to the talking heads of television, or popular magazine articles from Newsweek, or others like it, and you should definitely not listen to celebrities. They are mostly interested in their public image. (They are in the business of being liked, you know, so you will go see their movies and make them a whole lot of money . . . a whole lot more than you will ever make in your lifetime.)

I have linked to a couple of sites below on this issue that you should go to and do a bit of reading. It could make a difference in your life . . . or not.

First, there is http://www.sitewave.net/news. You should read Diagnosing Al Gore: Truth in the Balance, by Mary Ellen Tiffany Gilder and Global Warming? Some common sense thoughts, by Reid A. Bryson Ph.D., D.S. There is much more at that site, but those two articles are good to start with.

Then there is http://www.john-daly.com/deepsea.htm. At the bottom of Mr. Daly's article, Deep Blue Sea, you can click on "Still Waiting for Greenhouse," to see more by Mr. Daly and who he is.

Anyway, it is up to you to keep yourself informed in a logical and rational manner, and not react hysterically to anything that anyone tells you, no matter who he or she might be. To act is to be logical. To react is to be emotional. We didn't get where we are today, technologically, by being reactionary. And anyone who says that we don't need and they don't want all of today's technology can just go live in the wilderness as a stone-age primitive. As for me, I'll keep the air conditioner and the cold beer.

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