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Re: OT reducing your carbon footprint

On Sep 3, 2008, at 1:58 AM, K D Patten wrote:

> always go for  
> balance........                                                        
>                             http://www.junkscience.com/Greenhouse/ 
> offset_calc.html
> http://www.junkscience.com/

Ahh...That is associated with Fox News -- the fair and balanced  
crowd, the let us over-consume because it is our tradition and  
patriotic duty group, the *regulation is bad* because it interferes  
with our ability to rape and pillage the planet network.

I've always disliked the *warming* issue because it is too easy for  
people to dither ( geologic time scales etc.) and ignore the fact of  
the excessive impact of our species on all ecological functions  --  
CO2 is just one of many, many forms of pollution we spew into the world.
(Recent data links sunscreen lotion use to coral reef devastation.)
Fertilizer fun-off, dead zones in the ocean, over-fishing, massive  
deforestation etc. etc....
And of course over-population: way too much pressure on delicate and  
sensitive ecological systems.

Why is it that conservatives (Fox News) don't want to conserve  
anything (except maybe archaic social taboos)? Why is the Right  
nearly always wrong?
I think there has been within the last century the emergence of a new  
species: Obliviates.
These are people who don't care about the future, don't care about  
the effect of their actions and lifestyle on the world and use denial  
to support their delusions.
Fox News is the obliviate network.

A simple thing to do to help: stop eating beef, stop supporting the  
beef cattle industry.

To decrease my rant footprint, let me just say:

whenever possible, live more gently and intelligently.