Global Warming? Is Mother Earth Getting Horny?  

rm_Ptalk1155 35M
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11/21/2005 10:18 pm

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Global Warming? Is Mother Earth Getting Horny?


Strap yourselves in folks. You're in for a ride, especially since I need a good venting today.

Last night, there was an interesting little comedic episode on TBS which was designed to raise awarness of the global warming problem and get people to go some stupid website and sign up to express their sudden understanding of the issue. You know, I was impressed by the idea at first, and it started off well. But naturally, like all things Hollywood, it quickly took on a very anti-Republican, anti-White House slant, meaning it was nothing more than yet another political stunt to attempt to embarass the current administration. Suddenly, they reduced a hundred years of total disregard for the environment into a six year time span and the responsibility thereof to one set of politicians on one side of the political spectrum. If they can do that, then surely they can fix the environment with their stand-up routines. But, since I'm going to talk about saving the environment, I'll lay off my absolute disdain for the current state of affairs in D.C. (and Hollywood)

It's tough to take global warming seriously despite an overwhelming amount of scientific research in favor of the idea. See, the problem is, the Earth has been around for roughly 4 billion years. We've been recording the patterns of global climate change for about 100 years. So, you tell me how much we understand the long-term adjustments of the planet. That said, there's plenty of evidence that the planet's climate is changing in a manner that would not be favorable to human existence and plenty of reason to think we're the cause.

The problem is that our consistent damage to the environment is deeply rooted in every aspect of our culture. We started using fossil fuels as a power source and continued to do so as technology improved due to their availability and the simple fact that we could never imagine our activities could have any kind of effect on the health of our planet.

Environmentalists do not appear to understand how difficult it is to rip the foundation out of something without tearing the whole structure down. Obviously none of these people are programmers or carpenters. They seem to believe that goody two shoes talk and parading around the cute animals is going to change the way the world works. Sorry kids, that's just not how things is. That stuff is cute on TV, but at the end of the day, I still need to turn a turbine to generate the electricity to run that TV. I still need to fuel my combustion engines that drive the vehicles which transport the comedians. There's a great line in the movie Armageddon to that effect. Greenpeace is parked off Harry Stamper's oil rig shouting for him to stop the drilling, and he yells back "you know how much diesel that clunker boat pumps out in an hour!?"

The only way to save the environment is to radically alter our technological foundations. Now, we can do this by either ripping out the existing fossil fuel heart, causing massive socioeconomic damage, or we can build an entirely new house on something else. Both of these are extremely difficult.

To rip the heart out, we'd have to start by destroying big business. Good luck with that one.
To build a new base, we need to outsmart big business. And the latter would be easier if our schools and our society encouraged intelligence, rather than mocked it. Einstein was a superstar in his day. Our superstars are people like Britney Spears. Somehow I don't think Britney is on genius level. Who are the idols in high school? The star quarterback and the head cheerleader. What happens to the smart kid who has a desire to learn and invent? That's right, he gets picked on and ostracized.

You want to save the environment? Start by putting the geek on the pedastal because he's the one that's going to invent the cheap, safe, clean energy source. He's also going to be the one that the oil companies can't buy off and the politicians can't blackmail. He'll be the one with solar panels built into his roof so he doesn't have to buy oil and burn it for heat.

So until you understand the basic ideas of how society works and can respect the geek who actually brought you the global warming research in the first place, get the fuck off my TV with your whining about topics of which you understand nothing.

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