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A New Use for Al Gore
There is a lot of money to be made by scaring us into "going green". I absolutely believe that we are devastating this planet, however- I believe that we are being conned as to where and how much we are having an effect across the Earth. This is keeping us from devoting time and money to the areas where we can create a positive change. This is passifying our polluted consciouses while others maintain their interests. An "Inconvenient Truth" is a real life version of Michael Chrichton's "State of Fear."
I want to do my part, but I want my part to be based off of fair and interest-free science. I don't want to be "inspired" by Al Gore into making phony green purchases- like a hybrid car with their short-lived lead batteries. I'm not donating money to the "dwindling" ice caps while my neighborhood falls apart. Let's get real, educate ourselves, and stop falling prey to overinflated data.Barry's Response
- Good points. Prioritization of resource-allocation is of prime importance. Gore did introduce to the masses a new set of ideals to which some resources can be directed, in the form of global warming research
for instance. The grand wholesale policy and consumer behaviour modifications, however, are only partially justified. As time wears on we shall strike a balance.
I loved "State of Fear", by the way, especially the essay about eugenics and its comparison to the recent global warming scare.
I've been hoping for a movie version of the story.
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