A better future.

@manvik (940)
March 26, 2007 3:07pm CST
How can humans deal with the threats to the future of our planet,such as pollution and global warming?
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@taiguy (478)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I believe that research is the best possible answer at this point. Telling corporations to lose money by being green is never going to work. Telling people to reduce their waste is never going to work (in the u.s.). Instead of telling corporations that their 'charity' will help the future they will undoubtly want to look 'uncorp' like and pitch in a dollars. In addition instead of attempting to show people scientific alternatives it is equally important in teaching people the facts so they can stand up for a greener planet. On the other hand if Al Gore is simply making up stuff then it's important to realize what is simply not going to help in the long run. People scream over CO2, but in my opinion I would much rather see more CO2 output than CO (carbon monoxide) output because CO is poison where CO2 is simply natural. In the 50s there was a giant "global cooling" scare and they were directly blaming CO2 as the direct problem. Go figure?
• United States
26 Mar 07
As grim as it is, we really can't do much. Yes, pollution can be stopped, but not on a grad scale that is required to make a difference. As for Global Warming, it is a natural cycle that has happened dozens of times, and humans are contributing little to it. You have to think: The earth is 4.6 billion years old. Humans have been here for less than 5000. Fossil fuels have only been here for 100 or so years. Do you think we are making that much impact on such a stable system? Or another view: Cows. (Stick with me here. :P) Every time a cow "passes gas", they release pure methane into the atmosphere. Methane contributes more to global warming than CO2, which, mind you, we breathe out every single minute. Unless we kill every cow and stop breathing ourselves, Global Warming as the news has shown it will never stop. I think, rather than changing for that reason, we should do it because we want a cleaner earth for ourselves. :)