Monday, March 3, 2008
Global Warming Under Fire
Whether your one who wishes to conserve energy and live green, an energy consumer of the kind the world has never seen, or like most of us, somewhere in the middle, you need to know that this has been the coldest winter in a long time, the ice sheets are thickening at both poles and the world-wide temp average is falling. Global Warming or Cooling, if you prefer, is a natural change (evolution) in weather patterns overtime. The very same people who want to preserve the environment in its current form, are the same people who say it is impossible to not believe in evolution. In a recent interview in the University of New York's Stony Brook Alumni Magazine, Professor Richard Leakey, Son of the famous Dr. Richard Leaky said he laments the change (evolution) in the environment of Africa, but believes that people who doubt the Theory of (change) Evolution are Antediluvian relics. So let me get this: The evolution of man from a microbe to Homo Sapien Sapien is okay, but the changing of the environment from evolving weather patterns must be prevented. Evolution is undeniable, but global warming must be stopped. During the past few weeks the warming theory has been under considerable attack from a wide variety of angles. One is the evolving carbon credit market, which is designed to penalize you for exhaling, and put what amounts to a tariff, fee or tax on carbon dioxide. An extremely useful gas, without which there could be no life on earth. This odorless, colorless gas, which comprises a mere 3.9-percent of our atmosphere, is an essential by-product of breathing, vital to respiration in animals and plants and, a vital component in the process of photosynthesis where it is absorbed from the atmosphere by green plants and converted to oxygen. It is the perfect tool in the symbiotic relationship between plants and animals. Aside from the living and breathing process of plants and animals, volcanoes are the biggest producers of carbon dioxide. Just by coincidence the part of the world where the carbon dioxide concentration is measured in the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii in the vicinity of one of the most active volcano areas on the planet. In addition to its usefulness as an atmospheric gas it also has a variety of industrial uses that are too numerous to mention. For a more complete picture of carbon dioxide's uses please check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide. If we permit the carbon credit hustlers or the government to tax carbon dioxide things that we now take for granted will become much more expensive and the quality of life as we know it will be changed forever.