I've just watched a documentary made by the guy who used to be the next President of the United States. Al Gore has been travelling around the world trying to make people understand global warming and its consequences. It's called "An Inconvenient Truth" and you can get it on DVD at your local video store.
What an eye opener. He very clearly explains what is happening right now to our planet and the dangers we are about to face.
I have always been a sceptic when it comes to global warming. The Earth in its history has seen its share of climate changes. Hot periods and ice ages. Been happening for millions of years right? Sure, factories and cars probably add to it a little bit, but in the scale of things we can't really make that much difference can we?
Yes. We can.
We make all the difference.
All of it.
Without people, the world would be a better place.
Scientists worldwide that have studied global warming have agreed unanimously that the human race is having a profound effect on the planet and if we don't do something about carbon dioxide emissions we are going to have a very bleak future indeed.
The United Nations came up with a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It's called the Kyoto Protocol or Kyoto Treaty. The whole world has pretty much embraced it, after all, its the future of the planet that's at stake here. Only two so-called civilized nations have refused to ratify the treaty despite signing it. Australia and the United States. Both claim that the treaty will cost jobs and damage the economy. What good is an economy when you don't have a planet left?