Dave Saxton wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:31 pm
It's just idiotic, and goes to Obama's nonsense about climate change being the biggest threat ever faced by mankind.
Well Dave, with ALL due respect, and I don't mean to be rude, you must live a very sheltered / closeted life if you think climate change ain't the elephant in the room.
Not sure where you live, but have you been looking at world weather reports / scenes of devastation caused / effected by the 'climate' of late? Lets see, pick anywhere you like but lets start with, in no particular order of importance; Cal fires, Jap floods / typhoons, earth quakes in Indo, worst drought on record in NSW, Australia, record heat throughout Europe and
above the Arctic Circle even, and on and on. Need I say more?
Now I am not advocating the lessening of an efficient military by any means, but you can't tell me climate change ain't go'na kick us right in the arse. And way sooner than predicted IMO.
Anyway each to his own, but although only a young fella in my midish 60's, am certainly glad (in most respects, save a few, shall we say, earthly pleasures) that I ain't a kid facing the uncertain weather (or more accurately, certain weather
) changes the future holds, as of today.
But like I said, each to their own, one my ignore anything they like (that isn't directly affecting them on a day to day basis) but doing so will be shown - when it's is too late, if it's not already - to their own, and the planets, long term detriment.
After all, many if not most of the worlds 'other' problems could be well on their way to being resolved if the major players around the world could talk sense to each other, not PR BS, but Mr Climate is deaf, and besides, were already on that roller coaster whether (no pun intended) we like it or not my friend, and the brakes are very bad, maybe even shot, the track is twisted up ahead and it ain't stopping at any station in the near future.
An no, I am not a negativist, just a well worn long term extensively world traveled
- for 47 of my 67 years - realist, still having fun mind you, but well aware from seeing first hand, evidenced based facts as it were, of the dire state the planet is in.
And that gents, ends the gospel (rant even?) for today!