Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Real Problem with Global Warming

Many Americans and Western Europeans are far too egotistical to understand the concept which is so well articulated by this African writer. Living in our comfortable air-conditioned houses, moving from place to place at will in our comfortable cars, even enjoying our clean and pure environment it is easy to express disdain for anyone who disagrees with Gore-onomics. Let’s all “save the world from CO2!”

When you live in “developed” African countries like South Africa the pollution is staggering to us westerners, the stink of a million dung fires, untreated sewage in open steams, garbage and plastic bags clinging to every stunted bush and tree. Yet Africans, and Indians and Asians and Chinese are trapped in this kind of environment every day, all day. They raise their children in the dirty and filthy conditions among starving animals and they eat stuff that will make you and I nauseous.

Do they care that climate may be changing? They know that it changes all the time. They have experienced droughts and huge storms and floods regularly without the benefit of feckless over-educated scientists telling them that the sky is falling. Our environment is changing, not because of my SUV, but because of the massive population increases, because of the demands for timber, and food, and meat, and fish and minerals and all the other resources.

I saw a desperate plea to end “global warming” recently that espoused that the “earth was dying.” Silly person - the earth will be here a long time after humans have died off! Climate change won’t destroy the world, however our narcissistic focus on global warming is causing us to misdirect our limited resources to cap 'n trade and other massively expensive financial boondoggles, hiding reality from us, and this will degenerate the human condition. It’s not about CO2 - it’s about population impact on the environment!

There is an excellent, beautifully filmed movie about the environment now released on the web. - Home. - And although this has much emphasis on global warming I nonetheless recommend you view the trailer, and maybe even the movie - here; The Home Project

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

what the heart wants

what the heart wants
Originally uploaded by manyfires
More from manyfires - we share the longing for a small home in a beautiful place.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Recent rants by Algore make it obvious that he is becoming desperate! I think it's a moot point however, the "climate change issue" is about politics and not about climate. The subject is such that scientists of various disciplines can all chime in with their pet theories for or against the question. There is no possible way that mankind is going change the environment of this planet enough to have any significant impact on climate change whether it's man caused or not.

This issue taken with the current global (at least western) political climate is a strong lever to use in convincing the masses to turn over power to a few who "will take care of everything for us." Just like their Mom's and Dad's did!

I recalled a word recently that really sums up my opinion of the average American, Brit, Western european, and others; feckless.

  1. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.
  2. Careless and irresponsible.

Just as long as someone else will provide healthcare, jobs, (or at least welfare) job protection, protect the environment, a "good life" from cradle to grave, we will support them. They can seize our businesses, spend our money and our future, tell us what to eat, drink and think.

Heil Obama!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

The Forth of July - 2009

There was once a country .....

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupididy may sometimes be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C.S. Lewis