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Monday, July 16, 2007

Is a Harsh Reality Our Reality?


I know a lot of people have the "I don't care, I won't be around when it happens" attitude towards global warming. But I ask, how can one have such an outlook. You may not have to suffer the consequences from the worlds mistakes but your children and their children will. If you suffer from ashtma or know someone who does, just imagine how difficult it will be to cope with 110 degree days. How will constant forest fires effect the wildlife in each region? Floods and other devestating weather will be something you will experience first hand rather than watch on tv. You can sit back and say, well there's really nothing I can do. But, really what good will that do? Any little contribution you can make, will make a difference. Not only is it selfish to force our problems on the future of our society, but we will be labeled the blind generation. Too many people fail to appreciate life and depriving our future generation of the right to live is utter hippocracy and selfish.

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11 comments:

Eddyd said...

You are right. We are to stuck in the present to see the problems we are causing for the future. I myself have even done a project on this topic, and i found out that Greenland is about 30% smaller than what it was at one point. If that does not throw up a warning signal, I don't know what will. People these days just don't get what they are doing. And it doesn't help that the economy is creating bigger and bigger vehicles that just hurt the world even more. There may never be a solution to this problem, but like Forglory stated, every little bit helps. We may never be able to get rid of this problem, but we can find ways to make the world a better place to live for our future generations.

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Viggetto (FS) said...

Earth is screwed. I don't think there's much we can do now. I believe we need to search for other habitable planets, and try agian.

yo said...

we are gonna be dead if we dont act now 1 million more years we will die human race will be extint!

loki100 said...

well people should try and change but personally i don't think we can change the world as it is now. People will always find a way to damage the earth..all we can do is slow it down

tawniteamo said...

um...1 million more years? we'd be lucky. our civilization gets inproportionately worse every decade. we pass more laws against pollution, yet we pay big oil millions of dollars each year. The government profits off of pollution, and won't do anything to stop it until they see alternate incomes from non-polluting sources. why do you think they don't drive hybrid or electric cars? in summary...we are pretty screwed. its human nature to pollute and destroy. we've done it for thousands of years and are not backpedaling yet.

Alex said...

My friend it is to few who stand for what is right and it is to many that wait for others to tell us to fight. I congratulate you on your stand and i support you. come in and join us at avaaz man we need the support. I play FS with you (The Snizz). Anyway BOYCOTT BOTTLED WATER!!!!!!!! Bottled water is one of the leading causes of pent up greenhouse gases. No one recycles them and they fill up our landfills and with a half life of almost 170 years they are there to stay. Another reason to boycott them is that the factories that produce the plastics that bottle the water are made in countries that dont have strict greenhouse laws (France) and the cost to have the water shipped to the United states is staggering. DO YOUR PART DO THE RIGHT THING THINK BEFORE YOU BUY

Larry Liang said...

tawniteamo has hit it on the head. We don't need a million years to screw up our entire existence. At the current rate things are going, we don't even need thousands of years to use up Earth's natural resources and make everything uninhabitable. The problem is that today's leaders won't be here tomorrow, so they won't act unless we, the real leaders of tomorrow, show them that we really care.

kymber said...

I'd like to address a couple things here. First, I know from experience what high heat and humidity can do to someone with respritory problems. I suffer from allergies (pollen and dust) so it's not from any environmental issue. When it gets too hot and humid breathing becomes more difficult than on an average summer day. I can't blame that on pollution or anything else. Second, you're lumping forest fires, floods, and other devastating weather together and making it sound like it's all part of the environmental breakdown we're seeing. Forest fires can be caused by any number of things: careless campers, lightning, extremely dry weather and heat, etc. So, ok, we can certainly do our part when we're out camping, but the other things I don't see as necessarily being caused by environmental issues. Floods, earthquakes, tidal waves, volcanic eruptions, etc. aren't caused by the environment either. Floods are caused by torrential rains and/or fast melting snow. Now if you'd like to attack the topic of acid rain I'll agree to that being caused by pollution in the air. The other "natural disasters" are just that disasters that are caused by nature itself. Having said that I do believe we have a problem with pollution whether it's due to vehicles (smog), people (trash), or some other source. We can teach our children to take care of the planet by giving them an example to follow. As for me, I bring my own sacks to the grocery store so I'm not bringing home plastic bags. I use cereal boxes or other recyclable materials with the children I work with for crafts. I just want to say, I'm trying to do all I can to help save the environment. We can't force others to change. All we can do is educate and start with our own families, I believe that if we do that we'll eventually start seeing things change. Our generation may not see the results of our efforts, but our children, grandchildren, and future generations will.

ForGlory said...

Kymber, I understand what you are saying but at the same time, it is the pollution that causes global warming to effect the climate of vast regions. Warm climate regions like the American West is only getting hotter. Normal days could change from 100 to 110 degrees in this region because of the delapidated ozone layer. Polar ice caps are melting as a result of global warming causing floods and changes in the environment.

yo said...

ya and also sooner or later if we keep this up a summer break will mabey even be 100% more hot.

Asmodhai said...

I agree with what you just mentioned ForGlory, however, the hole in the ozone layer isn't something new. Yes, it is getting larger, but it has been ever growing since what, the 70's at least, that's getting around to 40 years ago, When it was first noticed.

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