The phenomena of global warming, imagined or otherwise, is not the real problem, I believe. The real problem is overpopulation as it relates to the use and abuse of our worlds dwindling resources. Articles such as this are just fluff. Greenhouse gasses, interurban growth problems, urban sprawl, deforestation, the pollution of our oceans and the loss of fish species are all related to the number of people on this planet. Global warming is just one of the results of our fascination with unfettered procreation.
Of course this is the untouchable subject, the one that all topics will dance around until the bitter end. I offer that there is a system of ailments affecting our planet, and that the only way to understand them all is to relate them to the basic concept of "growth" and the management of this fundamental issue. I'm not against family or technology, but the consequences of unchecked expansion create a conundrum that can be more easily understood if we stop obfuscating around this "global warming" issue and get right to the point: overpopulation.
Feb 14 2007 - 4:35pm