79. "see the movie" In response to In response to 78 Fri Jun-09-06 08:37 AM by smutsboy
or if you don't like al gore, do some research on the subject. but the fact is you're wrong. the US can dramatically change the course of global warming in a relatively short amount of time.
China and India are indeed on the verge of a green house gas explosion. But that time is a long way off. Right now the US gives off as much pollution as the rest of the world outside of Europe COMBINED.
If the US changes its habits, and promotes global initiatives to do the same, global warming is not inevitable. but if people have defeatist attitudes like yours, then yes, the earth is fucked.
>for every hybrid car we buy in america, they're selling ten >SUVs in india and china-- the two fastest growing auto markets >on the planet. you think our two or three hundred million >cars are fucking up the planet? just wait till two billion >chinky-eyed muhfuckas trade in their bicycles for toyotas. > >really, the problem is, due to vastly improved technology and >health care, there's just too many people on the planet, and >too many of those people want to live like americans (i.e. >consume, consume, consume, waste, waste, waste). the planet >can't sustain it. the planet can't support the population we >have now (6 billion), how the fuck is it gonna handle 10 >billion people in 2050? > >short of destroying every gasoline-powered vehicle and power >plant on the planet in the next five years AND establishing >strict population controls designed to *decrease* the >population, what can we really do to stop it? it might take >another 200 years or the earth may hit a tipping point and the >whole thing could go to hell in a few decades, but with the >population exploding, the population's rate of consumption >exploding, and the world's governments wasting time bickering >about a solution (or still trying to decide if there's even a >problem), it's a near inevitability at this point.