Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Climate change - saving the planet

I just read this on another blogsite. I've made this point before, but one of my favorite hobbies is beating dead horses.
How is it possible that humans have developed an economic and social system that ends up destroying our entire planet?

One more time and not the last I'm sure.

We won't destroy our entire planet via CO2 emissions, and other effects of burning fossil fuels. Earth doesn't have to be "saved".

Earth has survived for millenniums, through at least one ice age, volcanoes (most notably Krakatoa), earthquakes, floods, typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, dinosaurs, fire, humans.

Nope, its the people who won't survive along with most other species on the planet. Hell, after we're all gone the earth might well become a world with a much smaller land mass (likely) with complete desertification (also likely). But the planet will still be here. It just won't have carbon based life forms, that is, no living things.

And it will bounce back. It may take hundreds of years or millions, but the big blue marble, although no longer blue, will still circle the sun.




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