Originally Posted by Bergermeister
This warrants a new thread.
The current UN conference on global warming in Bali has the world facing off with, yep, the USA (Bush and Company).
Yeah I heard they were totally pissed that the U.S. refused to lower their own carbon cap to accommodate all the private jets that were flying in there.
Gore accepted his Nobel and called on the US and China to do something. Now he accuses the US of blocking the talks
Yes, please do something. I suggest we all follow Gore's example. I am looking forward to Bush providing me with a large home, heated pool, private jet and carbon offsets to justify it all.
and the Europeans seem to agree, as they now say they will not attend Bush's conference until the US gives an inch at Bali.
Those darn Europeans! I've heard that they did such a great job following Kyoto. Clearly the U.S. needs to get a president in there who can lie better about the good intentions and goals that we will fail to keep.
The current economy is more important than the future economy.
Is it possible to get to the future economy without considering the current economy? Please point me to this magical wormhole you have found whereby we get to the future without going through the present.
My worry is will there be a future?
There will not be a future. Time will stop right after we this conference. The entire universe in fact will stop existing.
If we act on global warming and we are wrong about it, then at least we will get a cleaner planet that is healthier and more pleasant to live on.
Can you be sure of that? How can you be sure it will be more pleasant to live on? I think Gore's home is more pleasant than my own and surely we can't all have his home and save the planet. I suggest you give me your home and live in a cardboard box. In the interest of endorsing platitudes we will call your existence, cleaner, healthier and more pleasant.
If we act and we are right, then maybe we might save our lives.
Perhaps if we sacrifice a goat on the stone alter, the gods will not make the weather bad for us. Instead they will give us good crops and mild weather. Perhaps the magic rocks will make our lives better as well.
If we don't act and global warming is a reality, then our grand kids better keep the gills they have at one point after conception.
How dare you suggest even having offspring. If you have had them already clearly you should crush their heads with a stone. One it will make the gods happy and they will bring fair weather as a result. Secondly mother earth demands blood and atonement for our past sins. I volunteer your children for that as well. Finally since the earth cannot accommodate all these future grand kids clearly you should not be allowed to breed.
What does everyone think?
Then I think anyone who declares themselves truly committed to the health of the planet and the preservation of humanity ought to sell off all material goods and give the proceeds to clean energy causes. They should take a vow of poverty, while pledging their lives and efforts towards the global cause. Finally they should also sterilize themselves. In your particular case I think you should cut off your penis and feed it to wild dogs. However for everyone else we need something less graphic since they are less committed than you to the cause.
You need to hurry, the planet only has a couple years left to act!