Sunday, April 18, 2010

Nature's Impact on Global Warming

There is a billboard in my town that reads:

GLOBAL WARMING
[_] STICK HEAD IN SAND or [_] DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT

I do appreciate grass root efforts to make the world a better place. Being a good steward of the land is the right thing to do. Not polluting, using electricity, natural gas and water wisely, and giving people the option of buying better mileage cars are good things.

However, it is unreasonable to assume that if man did everything in his power to not use energy, to make extremely efficient machines, and to eliminate all "unnatural" waste, will eliminate global warming.

The politics of global warming is all about control and business opportunities. The beneficiaries are some politicians and entrepreneurs, but mostly big business (the very thing the environmentalists hate). These businesses don't care about making the world a better place -- if it happens, great. It is about votes and money. They leverage the grass root groups for their selfish purposes.

As the volcano in Iceland continues to spew forth ash in Europe and lands northward, it has created an enormous impact to the environment. But because it is nature, that's okay. The Eyjafjallajokull volcano is causing economic damage the world over, especially in Europe. I feel for those trying to travel to/from Europe, especially those being forced to pay for more days in hotels and restaurants.

True to their cause, environmentalists should like the fact that fewer jets are being flown which means less fuel is being consumed and less emissions are being added to the environment. This is man made and the volcano is nature. This is core to the environmental religious beliefs -- doctrine that is false and pernicious.

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