GLOBAL WARMING AS AN INDICATOR
By Ken Bylund
March 22, 2007
Global Warming might be real, may plunge our planet into the
next ice age; but no predictors of weather point to the real
cause; Our Species is consuming the earth, carbon, protein, nutrients,
all the raw materials and other economic resources. Until the
grinning, back-slapping politicians who profit from ever "expanding
consumerism" see the end of the road square in the headlights,
their self-enriching policies will continue until we all go over
Global warming is just a warning... the movers and shakers see
it as the big problem [opportunity]; as if, all we have to do
is curtail our energy expenditure, we can all dodge this bullet,
nod our heads and go back to happy trails on our search for civilized
behavior. And if we sell our carbon credits to Lower Slobovia,
why everything will be fine; does anyone think Lower Slobovia
won't take their windfall and buy those SUVs [etc.] and... well,
you get the picture?
The World Population Information is our best clue to a disaster,
one that Mr. Gore seems to miss in his presentation. [http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/world.html]
Mr. Gore said today that the rate of world population increase
is leveling off, but look at the Annual Population Change: 1950
- 2050 [chart] then the World Population; 1950 2050 [chart]
on the website... our planet is increasing by almost 70 million
per year - until 2025 to just under 50 million a year by 2050.
More than likely going to go on and on and on... 6 1/2 billion
Okay, 9 1/2 billion consuming the resources of an already stressed
planet by 2050? So, what will be left in five hundred years?
See any future for the Brazilian Rain Forest or the Rain Forests
of Alaska? The World will look like Haiti seen in Mr. Gore's,
Inconvenient Truth and Google Earth. The inhabitants won't be
clear-cutting anymore; likely they'll be mining the roots and
stumps out of barren ground and think this is normal. This is
not about clear-cutting or Forestry Products.
So what are politicians? When and how do they turn into Ghouls?
Most are just the sacrificial [elected] goats we yell at to the
amusement of the real rulers of the universe. Leaders, or despotic
power brokers, public and private? The Exxon's yes, but also
the CNNs, FOX, NBC, ABC etc. Liberal and Conservative, and more
often than not, Career Managers of that General Fund, that pile
of treasure that Lobbyists, Lawyers and Merchants who make the
rules, then stretch them to their immediate favor... and they
are taking us on this ride with claims of, 'we know best'.
Yes, it sure is about the children so what will it be like in
five hundred years, in two hundred or in a hundred years? Is
the > Population of H. s. sapiens just going to fix
itself? Does anyone think his or her politician will fix anything?
If you are a Democrat or a Republican, an Independent, Communist,
Royalist, Anarchist, Pacifist, Green Peace or Forest Product
Specialist, any of the above... time to realize, you, and we,
are all in the same boat and there is no getting off.
Received March 21, 2007 - Published March 22, 2007
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