Let's Get Real
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Let's get real! It's possible that global warming is real. It's also possible that it's not. I've seen stats and data that reflects both sides of the argument.
One thing for sure, air pollution should be cleaned up. My concern here is that there seems to be extreme emphasis on Canada and the USA. Have you ever been to an Asian or Eastern European city?
Many of these cities are downright filthy. They have millions of cars on the road that are literally spewing pollution
into the atmosphere in the form of blue burning oil, not to mention leaded gas.
These vehicles are not the exception they are the norm. These vehicles would be removed by the authorities if they were on our roads in Canada or the USA. You can't walk down the street in one of these cities without wearing a dust mask or handkerchief over your nose and mouth. In fact this is common practice. The air
in these cities literally stinks.
Industry in these cities and countries is equally as bad. Their laws and guidelines are broken or non-existent. I saw a documentary on China, and in parts of that country the rain tastes like vinegar. I know of no place like this in Canada. Nor, are there any cities like the polluted Asian cities in Canada.
So, the first place to start cleaning up, whether or not there's really global warming, would be these terrible Asian and Eastern European cities. Maybe we can even raise their standard of living and make them first world countries in the process.
Let's get real about billions of dollars being spent on military weapons in a useless war. Imagine if that coin had been spent on cleaning up our environment!
Another thing, why don't we go to mass production of hemp for paper, clothing, and any other products this highly renewable resource
allows? I realize that it would be a loss of revenue from a certain industry (pulp and paper) but it would save our forests.
The recent state of the economy has caused a lot of concern with industry. The automotive industry is in a dire situation because of their inability to properly manage and run a company. It has nothing to do with the economy.
Many jobs would be lost if this industry were to fail. Well, maybe,
certain 'professionals' suggest they wouldn't actually fail after going into bankruptcy, they'd just have to consolidate, re-organize and prove that they are responsible managers/companies.
I truly doubt that they will change their current management philosophy into a responsible one. In fact, I'd predict, unless they are forced to make a highly operational and functional electric car and other products, that in a few years things will not have changed and they will be in financial trouble again.
My point here is two-fold. The first is there are many ruses laid to fool the commoner (us). This is whether the ruse is with respect to a war, stock market, industry, environment, etc. We are often fooled and we fall for it.
The second is why wouldn't government be promoting change with regard to the auto industry? Why are they still producing large, gas-guzzling vehicles?
It doesn't matter that these vehicles are in high demand. The truth is that almost no one can truly afford these vehicles without going into large amounts of debt.
When you combine this with the other costs of life (mortgage debt, food, utilities, entertainment, etc.) then you know you can't afford these vehicles. This goes for a house that is too big for your budget as well. And other not required, so called necessities of life.
My point is, with regard to global warming, I don't know if the believers are correct. That is, is global warming entirely from man polluting the earth? But, it's a certainty, that we should not be breathing polluted air no matter the source. We shouldn't be destroying our forests when there are other options (hemp). We should be looking at the worst places (Asian cities) and 'fixing' them first. Out of a financial responsibility, we should be doing nearly everything we do differently, that is better.
We need a general, all-around, responsibility revolution. Where we all take responsibility for our lives in all regards: finances, health, children, education, to name a few, and as well, the environment.
As I write this it's minus twenty-eight degrees celsius out side. Yikes!Barry's Response
- Let's get real is right, Bevan. North America, along with Europe, can take leadership in this issue and show the world how to clean up our act. I hope that's what happens.Search
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