Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Offering a Deal on Global Warming

If you don’t believe global warming is real or if you do believe it is real but refuse to believe that human beings have any responsibility for it, fine. However, would it be okay with you if we who do believe global warming is real and do believe we can do something about it, go ahead and try to make a difference?

We will conserve energy and work toward developing ways to cut down on water and air pollution. If we can succeed, we will share our success with you. If all we are able to do is make the world a better place for your children and grandchildren, well at least we can say we tried.

31 Comments:

Blogger Fixer said...

Amen, Sister!

July 03, 2007 3:17 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

We started when we had to ration water in northern ca in the 70s.

Out here in the midwest, well, it may take them awhile to learn what to do.

The Wal-Mart mentality is prevalent, ya know! ; (

July 03, 2007 4:43 AM  
Blogger American Scot said...

I agree, what bad can come from being more "conservative" with our resources?

Other then greedy corporate gas bags will make 5 billion instead of 7 billion....

July 03, 2007 5:04 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Right PoP we have to try. I couldn't look back and justify not making every effort.

July 03, 2007 5:21 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

The way the climate and our surroundings have been changing, how can a person not see it is Global Warming, and we need to act now.

July 03, 2007 6:02 AM  
Blogger WrenaissanceWoman said...

On another subject entirely, have you seen this story? Some things just parody themselves.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/16/AR2007061601192.html

July 03, 2007 6:42 AM  
Blogger Mimus Pauly said...

It's all evolutionary: I figure it'll take a combination of old-fashioned natural selection and relatively-new punctuated equilibrium to wake enough people out of their consumerist coma and realize their ways must be changed stat. Granted, this will hit some folks a lot harder than others -- namely, those who contribute to greenhouse gases by frequenting McDonald's and Wendy's while they worsen global warming by transporting their Gameboy-addled ego-spawn from soccer practice to ballet school to summer camp to high school band show to the local pharmacist for anti-depressants.

For themselves, not for their kids. All the kids get is a raise in their allowance that often results in some other adult slapping a bumper sticker on his shitmobile which reads, "My son sells drugs to your honor student"...

July 03, 2007 7:24 AM  
Blogger Time said...

It doesn't matter, we should still be using energy and treating our world in a smart, clean manner. We don't have to be pigs.

July 03, 2007 7:52 AM  
Blogger pogo2 said...

Contributing less to the warming of the planet is simply in our own best interests. I do not understand any arguments to the contrary.

July 03, 2007 8:05 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

It must take a certain kind of mindset, one that I have never understood, to be so weirdly selfish and obsessed about the wealth of business, to shit where you live and swear it don't stink. Hello-- it stinks, and we're going to clean up. They'll end up coming along, kicking and screaming (boohoo, we have to make cars that get better gas mileage, what a horror).

July 03, 2007 8:15 AM  
Blogger Suzie-Q said...

We're running about 50 years too late but we need to do what we can now to prevent further damage.

Great blog and I have added you to my blogroll! I hope that you will reciprocate. ;)

July 03, 2007 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Mark said...

I agree. We can all make the world a better place be doing these things regardless if we buy into global warming or not.

July 03, 2007 8:58 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

This is such a good offer, I don't see how anyone can refuse.

July 03, 2007 10:10 AM  
Blogger Batocchio said...

You've really hit every liberal-conservative dynamic. Sadly, the conservatives don't just want to not contribute, they want no one to anything or to make the situation worse, whether its fighting pollution, wealth inequity, social programs, etc.

July 03, 2007 10:18 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

what there are people saying you should not be conserving? If so, I need to go look outside for the great wall of china.

July 03, 2007 10:27 AM  
Anonymous fairlane said...

Reps are experts on playing the ignorant. They get the poor to pimp the ideas of "unfettered Capitalism", the poor to be anti-environment even though they are the ones who absorb most of the pollution, on and on.

As I get older, I wonder more and more if our country is simply overrun with idiots. How else can you explain it? We are talking about a potentially global threat, but let's worry about "Prayer in School" instead.

Remember Ignorance is a choice. You can choose otherwise.

July 03, 2007 11:27 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

As always a thoughtful post well worth reading. Hope you hubby and felines have a wonderful holiday.

July 03, 2007 11:47 AM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

That's mighty liberal of you PoP

How about conservatives and republicans that don't want regulations and restrictions on corporations go live next to the power plants, chemical plants, and eat contaminated food while we work toward reducing our carbon footprint.

I don't know that we should share any success that might be achieved with them.

But I'm not a nice person like you are.

July 03, 2007 11:56 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Amen sister, thats what I been talking about. If ya like some practicle ideas for doing your part go to http:/www.treehuggfer.com

July 03, 2007 12:33 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Right on, PoP. The consequences for assuming the threat is real and acting on it, only to learn that the threat was not real, are still all good. The consequences of assuming the threat is not real and not acting on it, only to learn that the threat was real, are catastrophic.

July 03, 2007 12:40 PM  
Blogger James said...

I find it sadly ironic that they are "conservatives" yet the fight conserving the environment!! Don't they know that the destruction of our environment with threaten their precious "snow flake babies" and grandchildren?? What happened to family values????

I couldn't agree with you more that we should do what we can. The best case scenario is we reverse global warming and the worse case scenario is we slow global warming. Either way I see it as a win-win.

July 03, 2007 2:02 PM  
Blogger Women on the Verge said...

I agree 100% that we need to work on alternative energy sources and cut pollution... heck even the religious conservatives should be able to agree with that since they're supposed to be good stewards. Has anyone heard anything about the carbon tax that I keep hearing getting floated about?? I'm trying to pin down exactly what that would mean and if it's just another way for the poor to get poorer and the rich skate ( much like the income tax).

July 03, 2007 4:42 PM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

great, simple, humble post. i read somewhere today said that 40% of the american public believe the world is 'over-reacting' to global warming. this must be the same 40% that also believe saddaam was behind 9/11.

July 03, 2007 4:54 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

Well, I don't have air conditioning. Are you willing to do without it this summer?

Are you going to travel less?

Drive less?

Fly less?

Recycling a few cans and bottles, newspaper and cardboard does make one an ecologist you know.

I don't go anywhere anymore unless I have to, or I go on my bike or my scooter that gets 70 MPG. Just saying.

July 03, 2007 7:25 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Is The United States An Empire?



Definition of an Empire:

A nation-state that dominates other nation-states and exhibits one or more of the following characteristics:

1) Exploits resources from the lands it dominates

2) Consumes large quantities of resources in amounts that are disproportionate to the size of its population relative to those of other nations

3) Maintain a large military that enforces its policies when more subtle measures fail

4) Spreads its language, literature, art, and various aspects of its culture throughout its sphere of influence

5) Taxes not just its own citizens, but also people in other countries

6) Imposes its own currency on the lands under its control

July 03, 2007 7:26 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

Opp's, sorry, I said

"Recycling a few cans and bottles, newspaper and cardboard does make one an ecologist you know."

I meant to say Recycling a few cans and bottles, newspaper and cardboard does not make one an ecologist you know.

July 03, 2007 7:28 PM  
Blogger Gort said...

Regardless of the Global Warming debate isn't it just common sense to stop pouring poison into the air?

July 03, 2007 9:19 PM  
Anonymous pekka said...

Sometimes I think that you, PoP, should be investigated for anti-American activities. There are producers and then there are consumers, and you, dear lady, belong to latter group. So, go and consume, and the more you do, the more you love your country! Besides, if God invented SUV's, why shouldn't we drive them?

July 03, 2007 9:58 PM  
Blogger WrenaissanceWoman said...

ooh, sorry about the URL; it looks like Blogger truncated it. Go figure.

Anyway, it's getting to be old news, so I'll summarize: The Dept of Homeland Security's new headquarters will be on the former site of a psychiatric hospital.

I think it was Mark Russell who said he never worried about running out of materials for his political satire.

July 04, 2007 6:03 AM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

We may be doomed,
But we can still try.

July 04, 2007 8:56 AM  
Blogger freewayblogger said...

As an environmentalist who doesn't happen to believe in an anthropogenic nature of global warming, I still think it is important to be better stewards to our planet.

Check me out on myspace!

http://myspace.com/thefreewayblogger

July 11, 2007 1:34 PM  

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